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Medical tourism and health worker migration in developing countries

Beladi, Hamid, Chao, Chi-Chur, Ee, Mong Shan and Hollas, Daniel 2015, Medical tourism and health worker migration in developing countries, Economic Modelling, vol. 46, pp. 391-396, doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.12.045.

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Title Medical tourism and health worker migration in developing countries
Author(s) Beladi, Hamid
Chao, Chi-Chur
Ee, Mong Shan
Hollas, Daniel
Journal name Economic Modelling
Volume number 46
Start page 391
End page 396
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 0264-9993
Keyword(s) Medical tourism
Wage inequality
Welfare
Summary In developing countries of tourist destinations, an increase in medical tourism raises the wages in the medical tourism sector, thereby retaining skilled medical workers who otherwise leave the country. However, the expansion of medical tourism contracts the domestic healthcare services sector, causing lower labor productivity in the economy. Medical tourism can increase domestic welfare if the benefits from migration retention and tourism exports outweigh the losses in revenue and productivity declines.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.12.045
Field of Research 140210 International Economics and International Finance
Socio Economic Objective 910303 Trade Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069549

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Economics
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