Medical Tourism in the Caribbean: A Call for Cooperation

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Date created
2014
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Abstract
Numerous Caribbean countries have discussed plans for developing medical tourism activities as a means of tourism diversification and economic development. These plans have been encouraged and shaped by outside agencies whose influence might cause a race-to-the-bottom environment between countries competing for the same niche of tourists. This paper provides a call for cooperation between local health officials in the Caribbean region to coordinate plans for the development of a medical tourism industry that enhances regional access to specialized healthcare and facilitates the movement of patients and healthcare resources throughout the region to enhance health equity and health outcomes in the Caribbean.
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Adams, K. Snyder, J., Crooks, V., Hoffman, L. (2014). Medical Tourism in the Caribbean: A Call for Cooperation. WIMJ Open. 1 (1). 70-73. doi: 10.7727/wimjopen.2014.024
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WIMJ Open
Document title
Medical Tourism in the Caribbean: A Call for Cooperation
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1
Issue
1
First page
70
Last page
73
Publisher DOI
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.024
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Yes
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