publication . Article . 2017

Shiraz Medical Tourism Industry: Development Strategies

Mohammad Kazem RahimiZarchi; Tahereh Shafaghat; Nahid Hatam;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Rāhburdhā-yi Mudīriyyat dar Niẓām-i Salāmat (issn: 2476-6879, eissn: 2538-1563, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Medical tourism industry with global revenue of around 20 billion dollars in 2005 is one of the largest industries in the world. Absorbing a percentage of this amount can have a significant impact on medical tourism economy of Asian countries, including Iran. The aim of this study was to provide solutions for attracting medical tourists in Shiraz. Methods: This qualitative study was carried out on health care management specialists, hospital administrators, statistics and medical records' specialists, as well as medical tourism officials in Shiraz University of medical sciences. The participants were selected using targeted sampling method. Focused-g...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Medical tourism, Medical tourists, Shiraz, Medical travel, Medicine (General), R5-920
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