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.

Lubell, J. (2009).  New tourist attractions: More patients looking at home before going abroad.  Modern Healthcare, 39(24), 28-30.

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.

Rhea, S. (2009).  Still packing their bags: Health reform won’t drastically alter the economics of medical tourism, but patients and providers can expect new opportunities, at home and abroad.  Modern Healthcare, 39(30), 28-30.

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

Wegmuller, B. and Bienlein, M. (2007).  The Swiss health care system.  World Hospitals and Health Services, 43(1), 10-11.