Title
Medical sociology as a heuristic instrument for medical tourism and cross-border healthcare : comment on International patients on operation vacation : perspectives of patients travelling to Hungary for orthopedic treatments Medical sociology as a heuristic instrument for medical tourism and cross-border healthcare : comment on International patients on operation vacation : perspectives of patients travelling to Hungary for orthopedic treatments
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
International journal of health policy and mnagement
Volume/pages
(2015) , p. 1-2
ISSN
2322-5939
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this commentary, we establish a relationship between medical sociology and the study of medical tourism and cross-border healthcare by introducing Ronald Andersens behavioral model of healthcare use, and linking this model to the recent empirical study of Kovacs et al. on patients travelling to Hungary for orthopedic treatment. Finally, we plead for more measurement in the field of patient mobility.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/90f630/9505.pdf
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