Medical Tourism Research Center

News/Web Articles

Adams, M. (2005). Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system. Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/007097_Medical_tourism_healthcare.html

American College of Surgeons.  (2009).  Statement on medical tourism and surgical tourism. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 94(4).  Retrieved from:
http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/statements/st-65.html

American Dental Association.  (2009, Jan 5).  ADA findings on dental tourism trends.   ADA News.  Retrieved from:
http://www.ada.org/1161.aspx

Alsever, J. (2006, Oct 15). Basking on the Beach, or maybe on the Operating Table.  NYTimes.com.

Asian Pacific Post (2007, May 5). Sun, sand, and surgery.

Baldoria, F., & Osana, J.  (2007). Medical tourism: A booming industry.  Philippine Daily Inquirer.  Business Friday Section (Lexis Nexis).

Baliga, H. (2006, Dec 23). Medical tourism is the new wave of outsourcing from India. India Daily.   Retrieved from:
http://indiadaily.com/editorial/14858.asp

BBC News. (2009, April 14). Singapore’s economy may shrink most since independence as trade collapses.  Retrieved from:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7997581.stm

Breen, K. (2007, May 29). Patients heading abroad for hope. Dallas Morning News.

Buccilli, E., and R. Stefanacci.  (2008) Travel Assistance and Medical Tourism.  Assisted Living Consult. March/April.

Burkhart, L. and Gentry, L. (2008, Jan/Feb).  Medical Tourism: What you should know.  The Saturday Evening Post. 280(1), 52-53, 90, 92, 94.

Carroll, J. (2008). Aetna and Hannaford make a Singapore connection. Managed Care Magazine, March, pp. 44-47. Retrieved from: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/medimedia/managedcare_200803/index.php?startid=44

Davolt, S. (2006). More U.S. patients boldly go where medical tourists have gone before. Employee Benefit News, 20(13), 1-82.

Demby, E.R.  (2010, June 3).  Medical Tourism:  Prepped to take off but still grounded.  Employee Benefits Adviser.  43-48.

Economist. (2009, Jun 25). Reforming American health care: Heading for the emergency room. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/node/13899647

Economist. (2008, Dec 22). Medical tourism: Operation shopping. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/node/12714364

Economist.  (2007, Mar 10). Sun, Sand and Scalpels.  62.
Eggertson, L. (2006, Apr 25). Wait-list weary Canadians seek treatment abroad.  CMAJ.

Einhorn, B. (2008). Outsourcing the patients.  Business Week.

Einhorn, Bruce. (2008, March 17).  Medical travel is going to be part of the solution.  Business Week.

eTurbonews.  (2008). Top 5 medical tourism destinations.

Fisher, J. P.  (2006, Apr 10).  Hip Patients Find Surgeons Overseas.  The News & Observer.

Frellick, M. (2008, Nov 17). Medical tourism: Patients jet to foreign locales for surgical procedures and return home for follow-up care, Nurse Spectrum/Nurse News.

Fresh Air (2013, Aug 9) "Paying Till It Hurts": Why American Health Care Is So Pricey.  Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2013/08/07/209585018/paying-till-it-hurts-why-american-health-care-is-so-pricey

Galland, Z. (2008).  Medical tourism:  The insurance debate. Business Week.  

Garraway, J. (2007). Commentary: the greater Caribbean this week: A novel tourism concept.  Caribbean NetNews.  

Gee, P. T. (2004, April 19).  The battle for the medical tourism dollar.  The Edge Singapore, cover story p. 1, 11-12.

Greenberg, B. (2006, Aug 7). Have ailment, will travel. The Los Angeles Daily News.

H and HN (November, 2004).  Competition circling the globe.  Retrieved from: www.hhnmag.com

Hamilton, J. (2007). Medical tourism creates Thai doctor shortage. National Public Radio.

Hay, B. (2001).  New tourism market: health and well being holidays.  Countryside Recreation.  9(2), 14-16.

Higgins, L. A.  (2007, Apr). Medical tourism takes off, but not without debate.  Managed Care Magazine.  Retrieved from:
 http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/0704/0704.travel.html

Hilts, P. (1992, Nov 23). Quality and low cost of medical care lure Americans to Mexican doctors.  New York Times.

Horowitz, M. D.  (2008).  Why is offshore medical care inexpensive? (Part 1 of 3).  This Week in Medical Travel Today, 1(2).  Retrieved from:
http://www. Medicaltraveltoday.com/MTTE-01-02.html

Hutchinson, B. (2005, July 25). Medical tourism growing worldwide, U Daily (University of Delaware).

Ikkos, A. (2002). Health Tourism: a new challenge in tourism. JBR Hellas.  

Insurance Information Institute.  (2011).  Medical Malpractice: March 2011.  Retrieved from: http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insurance/medicalmal/

Insurance Journal.  (2008, May 29).  U.S. Risk launches MedTour Pro for medical tourism industry.  Retrieved from: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/05/29/90432.htm

Infochange. (2008).   Planning Commission upbeat about medical tourism, grim on citizen Healthcare.  

Johnson, L. (2008, Aug 3).  Americans look abroad to save on health care. Associated Press.  

Jonsson, Patrik. (2006, Aug 16). Companies explore overseas healthcare. The Christian Science Monitor.  

Kher, U. (2006, May 21). Outsourcing your heart. Time.com.

Knight, Victoria E. (2008, Sep 10). Traveling for care -- in the U.S.; Employers set deals for workers without having to go abroad. The Wall Street Journal.

Konrad, W.  (2009, March 20).  Going Abroad to Find Affordable Care.  New York Times.

Lancaster, J. (2004, Oct 21). Surgeries, side trips for ‘medical tourists’: Affordable care at India’s private hospitals draws growing number of foreigners. Washington Post, p. A1.

Lerner, M.  (2010, September 10).  To India for a new heart.  Minneapolis Star Tribune.

MacReady, N. (2007). Developing countries court medical tourists. The Lancet, 370(9584), 1849-1850.

Managed Care Outlook (2009, Jan 1).  Thanks to growing interest in medical travel, many consumers may have a new use for frequent flyer miles.  7-9. 

McGinley, L (2008, Feb 16). Health matters: the next wave of medical tourists might include you. Wall Street Journal Report.  

McNeil, D. G. Jr. (2010, August 12).  Antibiotic resistant bacteria moving from South Asia to U.S. New York Times. A4.

McQueen, M. P. (2008, Sep 30). Paying workers to go abroad for health care. Wall Street Journal. B9.

Marcelo, R. (2003, July 2). India fosters growing medical tourism sector. The Financial Times

Mecir, A. and Greider, K. (2007).  Traveling for treatment. AARP Bulletin Today.  

Mitra, S. (2005, April 19).  Medical tourism and the healthcare services industry: A look at Singapore.  Retrieved from:
 www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-print.pag?docid=36278775

Mitra, S. (2007, October 5).  The way to go.  Retrieved from:
www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-print.pag?docid=108452141

Neelakantan, S. (2003, Nov 3).  India’s Global Ambition.  Far Eastern Economic Review. 166(44), 52-54.

Ninian, A. (2008, Dec 22). Medical tourism. Contemporary Review. 290, 486-492.

O’Reilly, S., & Lamb, C. (2006). The allure of medical tourism.  TerraDaily.com.  

Oxford Analytica.  (2006, Oct 25).  Medical tourism industry grows rapidly.  Forbes.com.

Phipps, G. (2011, Apr 29). International medical zones: Bane or boon for Taiwan? Taiwan Today. Retrieved from http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=162022&ctNode=413

Pilling, Jennifer. (2006). Medical Tourism: Why many Americans are electing to travel abroad for healthcare. RT Image. 19(42). 

Pitout, J. D. D. (2010). The latest threat in the war on antimicrobial resistance. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 10(9), 578-79.

Prashad, S. (2008, Aug 11). The world is your hospital. Canadian Business Magazine, 81(12/13), 62-66.

Price, J. H. (2006, Dec 3). Under the knife overseas. Washington Times.  

Rai, S. (2006, Oct 11). Union disrupts plan to send ailing workers to India for cheaper medical care. The New York Times, pp. C6(L). Retrieved from http://0-go.galegroup.com.uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/ps/ i.do?id=GALE%7CA152608455&v=2.1&u=ncliveuncpem&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w

Reuters (2008, July 30). Explosive growth in medical tourism and rise of retail clinics provide cost savings for patients--and challenges for providers.

Rice, S.  (2010, April 26).  I Can’t Afford Surgery in the U.S.  CNN Health

Riczo, S. & Riczo, S.  (2009, September).   Globalizing health care through medical tourism.  USA Today.  138 (2772), 26-28.

Rising, K.  (2007, May 5).  Medical tourism:  The American invasion.  MDNG. 9, 24-25.

RNCOS e-Services Pte. Ltd.  (2010).  Asian medical tourism analysis: 2008-2012.  Retrieved from:
 www.reportlinker.com/p0128162/Asian-Medical-Tourism-Analysis.html

Robinson, L. (1997, May 5). A vacation in Havana: Sun, fun and surgery.  US News and World Report. 122(17), 42-43.

Rogers, Mike (2008, Aug 18). Medical tourism: Agents have a potential gold mine in booking U.S. citizens into hospitals abroad. Travel Agent.  p. 61.

Rosenthal, E. (2013, June 1) The $2.7 trillion medical bill: Colonoscopies explain why U.S. leads the world in health expenditures.  The New York Times.  June 1, 2013.  Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html

Rosenthal, E. (2013, June 30) American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World.  The New York Times.  June 30, 2013.  Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html

Rosenthal, E. (2013, Aug 6) The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas. The New York Times.  August 6, 2013.  Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/health/for-medical-tourists-simple-math.html?_r=0

Rosenthal, J.  (2009, May/June).  Medical tourism takes off.  National Geographic Traveler. 26(4), 10-16.

Roth, M.  (2006, Sep 10).  A cheaper medical alternative - for those with minimal health insurance, getting surgery abroad may be a sound option.   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, G-1.

Semuels, A. (2007, Oct 21). Surgery and sightseeing, in one trip. LA Times.

Seth, R. (2006).  Medical tourism: hidden dimensions. Express Hospitality.  

SingaporeMedicine. (2007).  About us.  Retrieved from:
 www.singaporemedicine.com/abt_us/abt_us1.asp

Smerd, J. (2006). A ticket to lower care costs. Workforce Management, 85 (22), 1-33. http://www.workforce.com/article/20061201/NEWS02/312019988/medical-tourism-a-ticket-to-lower-health-care-costs

Smith, A. (2009, Jan 4). Need surgery? Try the Heartland.  Washington Post.  

Subbaraman, R. (2007).  Medical tourists and medical refugees.  Infochange.

Travel Smart-Asia Watch.  (2006).  Travel and hospitality industry set to tap into Asia’s US4 billion medical tourism market. April-May, p. 1-4. 

Uretsky, S. (2005, May 9). The ‘Thailand Tuck’. MedHunters.com.

Van Dusen, A. (2007, May 21). Outsourcing your health.  Forbes.

Vequist, D. G. & Valdez, E. (2008, Jun).  Medical tourism economic report: Monterrey, Mexico.  Medical Tourism Magazine.  Issue 4,  p. 21.

Wagner, M. (2006). Medical tourism: What are your options? Employee Benefit News, 10, 60-61.

Wahlgren, E.  (2009, November 28).  Thailand is ‘in-network’? Employers and insurers embrace medical tourism.  Daily Finance.

Weisser, C., Gengler, A., Fitch, A., & Mosher, D.  (2006, Nov 1).  50 Ways to cut your health – care costs.  CNN Money.  Retrieved from:
http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/moneymag/healthcare/index.html

World Health Organization, Joint Commission & Joint Commission International.  (2005, Aug 23).  World Health Organization partners with Joint Commission and Joint Commission International to eliminate medical errors worldwide.  Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/newsalert/WHO_final.pdf

Yap, J. C. H.  (2005).  Medical tourism and Singapore. International hospital perspectives: Singapore.  International Hospital Federation Reference Book 2006/2007, p. 025.  Retrieved from:
 www.scribd.com/doc/6015372/Medical-Tourism-and-Singapore

Yip, Ai San. (2009). Singapore medical travel.  Retrieved from: www.singaporesights.com/sight/singapore-medical-travel

Young, E.  (2007, August 8).  Have treatment will travel.   The Straits Times.

Zinkewicz, P. (2008). Medical tourism on the rise. Rough Notes. 151(8), 88.