Medical tourism in Malaysia: how can we better identify and manage its advantages and disadvantages?

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Meghann Ormond; Wong Kee Mun; Chan Chee Khoon;
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
  • Journal: Global Health Action,volume 7 (issn: 1654-9880, eissn: 1654-9716)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25201, pmc: PMC4161948
  • Subject: public–private health care investment | Leerstoelgroep Culturele Geografie | Cultural Geography | Public Health; Health Economics; Ethics; Health Systems | entrepreneurial state | medical tourism industry | destination countries | statistical data | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Asean Integration and Its Health Implications | Southeast Asia | WASS | healthcare commodification | medical tourism industry; statistical data; destination countries; healthcare commodification; public–private health care investment; entrepreneurial state; Southeast Asia

Following the identification of medical tourism as a growth sector by the Malaysian government in 1998, significant government sector and private-sector investments have been channeled into its development over the past 15 years. This is unfolding within the broader con... View more
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