Medical Tourism Research Center


scholarly journal articles


Altman, S., D. Shactman, & Eliat, E.  (2006).  Could US hospitals go the way of us airlines?  Health Affairs. 25(1), 11-21.  doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.25.1.11

Bergmark, R., Barr, D., & Garcia, R. (2010).  Mexican immigrants in the US living far from the border may return to Mexico for health services.  Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 12(4), 610-614.  doi:10.1007/s10903-008-9213-8

Boyle, K. (2008).  A permanent vacation: Evaluating medical tourism’s place in the United States healthcare system.  Health Lawyer, 20(5), 42.

Brown, S. (2008).  Medical tourism: nations vie for health dollars.  Hospitals & Health Networks . 82(12), 49.

Carrera, P.  (2006).  Medical tourism.  Health Affairs. 25(5), 1453.

Carrera, Percivil M., & Bridges, John FP. (2006).  Globalization and healthcare: understanding health and medical tourism.  Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research, 6(4), 447-454.  doi:10.1586/14737167.6.4.447

Clark, Phillip M. (1998).  Cost-benefit analysis and mammographic screening: A travel-cost approach.  Journal of Health Economics. 17(6), 767-787.  doi: 10.1016/S0167-6296(98)00031-9

Crooks, V., & Agarwal, G. (2008).  What are the roles involved in establishing and maintaining informational continuity of care within family practice? A systematic review.  BMC Family Practice, 9(1), 65-73.  doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-65

Donaldson, M. (2001).  Continuity of care: A reconceptualization.  Medical Care Research & Review, 58(3), 255-290.

Dor, Avi & Gertler, Paul (1987).  Non-price rationing and the choice of medical care providers in rural Cote d'Ivoire.  Journal of Health Economics. 6(4), 291-304.  doi:10.1016/0167-6296(87)90017-8

Garud, A. D. (2005).  Medical tourism and its impact on our healthcare.  The National Medical Journal of India, 18(6), 318-319.

Glinos, Irene A., Baeten, Rita, & Maarse, Hans (2010).  Purchasing health services abroad: Practices of cross-border contracting and patient mobility in six European countries.  Health
Policy, 95
(2-3), 103-112.  doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.11.016

Gruber, J. (2008).  Covering the uninsured in the United States.  Journal of Economic Literature, 46(3), 571-606.  doi: 10.1257/jel.46.3.571

Hazarika, Indrajit (2010).  Medical tourism: its potential impact on the health workforce and health systems in India.  Health Policy and Planning, 25(3), 248-251.  doi: 10.1093/heapol/czp050

Huang, E. S. & Finegold, K. (2013).  Seven million Americans live in areas where demand for primary care may exceed supply by 10 percent.  Health Affairs.  doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.0913  

Ichoku, E. & Leibbrandt, M. (2003).  The demand for healthcare services in Nigeria: A multivariate nested logit model.  African Development Bank, 15(2-3), 396-424.  doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8268.2003.00078.x

Jeevan, R. & Armstrong, A. (2008).  Cosmetic tourism and the burden on the NHS.  Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 61(12), 1423-1424.  doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.10.002

Katz, S., Cardiff, K., Pascali, M., Barer, M., & Evans, R (2002).  Phantoms in the snow: Canadians’ use  of  health care services in the United States.  Health Affairs. 21(3), 19-31.  doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.21.3.19

Karp, L. (2008).  Medical travel: Global Impact and local response.  Health Policy Newsletter, 21(4), 6.

Kenkel, D. (1990).  Consumer health information and the demand for medical care.  The Review of Economics and Statistics, 72(4), 587-595.

Klaus, M. (2005).  Outsourcing vital operations: What if US health care costs drive patients overseas for surgery.  Quinnipiac Health Law Journal, 9(2), 235-237

Kumar, S., Breuing, R., & Chahal, R. (2012).  Globalization of health care delivery in the United States through medical tourism.  Journal of Health Communication, 17(2), 177-198. doi:10.1080/10810730.2011.585699

Legido-Qugiley, H., McKee M., Nolte, M. & Glinos, I.A. (2008).  Assuring the quality of health care in the Europe Union: A case for action.  European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Lluberas, G. (2001).  Medical Tourism.  Wilderness and environmental medicine. 12(1), 66.

McPake, B. (1993).  User charges for health services in developing countries: A review of the economic literature.  Social Science & Medicine, 36(11), 1397-1405.

Milstein, A., & Smith, M.  (2007).  Will the surgical world become flat?  Health Affairs, 26(1), 137-141.  doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.137

O'Hara, B., & Brault, M. W. (2013).  The disparate impact of the ACA-dependent expansion across population subgroups.  Health Services Research.  doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12067

Ormond, M. (2011).  Shifting subjects of health‐care: Placing ‘medical tourism’ in the context of Malaysian domestic health‐care reform.  Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 52(3), 247-259.  doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2011.01457.x

Outreville, J. F. (2007).  Foreign direct investment in the health care sector and most-favored locations in developing countries.  The European Journal of Health Economics, 8, 305-312.  doi: 10.1007/s10198-006-0010-9

Parente, S. T., Feldman, R., Abraham, J., & Xu, Y. (2011).  Consumer response to a national marketplace for individual health insurance.  The Journal of Risk and Insurance, 78(2), 1-23.  doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6975.2010.01393.x

Rasiah, R., Noh, A., & Tumin, M. (2009).  Privatising healthcare in Malaysia: Power, policy and profits.  Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39(1), 50-62.

Rhea, S. (2008).  Medical migration.  Modern Healthcare. 38(18), 6-16.

Rodriguez-Garcia, R (2001).  The health development link: travel as a public health issue.   Journal of Community Health, 26(2), 93-112.

Rotenberk, L. (2008).  Medical tourism. As the world flattens, US hospitals expand their global reach.  Hospitals & Health Networks, 82(6), 14.

Saultz, J. W., & Albedaiwi, W. (2004).  Interpersonal continuity of care and patient satisfaction: a critical review.  Annals of Family Medicine, 2(5), 445-451.  doi:10.1370/afm.91

Smith, R. D. (2004).  Foreign direct investment and trade in health services: A review of the literature.  Social Science & Medicine, 59, 2313-2323.  doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.03.021

Su, D., Richardson, C., Wen, M., & Pagan, J. A. (2011).  Cross border utilization of healthcare: Evidence from a population-based study of South Texas.  Health Services Research, 46(3), 859-876.  doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2010.01220.x.

Vijaya, R. M. (2010).  Medical tourism: revenue generation or international transfer of healthcare problems?  Journal of Economic Issues, 44(1), 53-70.  doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624440103

Wallace, S.P., Mendez-Luck, C., & Castañeda, X. (2009).  Heading south: why Mexican immigrants in California seek health services in Mexico.  Medical Care, 47(6), 662-669.  doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318190cc95