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Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel.
Front Public Health. 2016; 4:47.FP

Abstract

Medical travel has the capacity to counter increasing costs of health care by creating new markets and increased revenue for health services, potentially benefiting local populations, economies, and health-care systems. This paper is part of a broad, comprehensive project aimed at developing a global health access policy (GHAP). It presents key issues to consider in terms of ensuring economic viability, sustainability, and limiting risk to the many stakeholders involved in the rapidly expanding industry of medical travel. The noted economic and legal barriers to medical travel are based on a synthesis of themes found in an extensive review of the available literature. Economic considerations, when setting up a GHAP, include a dynamic approach to pricing that is fair to the local population. Legal considerations include the implementation of international quality standards and the protection of the rights of those traveling as well as those of local populations in recipient countries. By taking into account these opportunities, the GHAP will more adequately address existing gaps in the economic and legal regulation of medical travel.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Policy Institute, King's College London , London , UK.Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge , Cambridge , UK.Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford , Oxford , UK.Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University , Brno , Czech Republic.Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics , London , UK.Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology , Trondheim , Norway.Policy Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27066467

Citation

Hinrichs-Krapels, Saba, et al. "Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel." Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 4, 2016, p. 47.
Hinrichs-Krapels S, Bussmann S, Dobyns C, et al. Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel. Frontiers in public health. 2016;4:47.
Hinrichs-Krapels, S., Bussmann, S., Dobyns, C., Kácha, O., Ratzmann, N., Holm Thorvaldsen, J., & Ruggeri, K. (2016). Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 47. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00047
Hinrichs-Krapels S, et al. Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel. Frontiers in public health. 2016;4:47. PubMed PMID: 27066467.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Key Considerations for an Economic and Legal Framework Facilitating Medical Travel. AU - Hinrichs-Krapels,Saba, AU - Bussmann,Sarah, AU - Dobyns,Christopher, AU - Kácha,Ondřej, AU - Ratzmann,Nora, AU - Holm Thorvaldsen,Julie, AU - Ruggeri,Kai, Y1 - 2016/03/31/ PY - 2015/10/31/received PY - 2016/03/08/accepted PY - 2016/4/12/entrez PY - 2016/4/12/pubmed PY - 2016/4/12/medline KW - adverse effects KW - economic and legal framework KW - medical travel KW - medical travel process KW - public policy SP - 47 EP - 47 JF - Frontiers in public health VL - 4 N2 - Medical travel has the capacity to counter increasing costs of health care by creating new markets and increased revenue for health services, potentially benefiting local populations, economies, and health-care systems. This paper is part of a broad, comprehensive project aimed at developing a global health access policy (GHAP). It presents key issues to consider in terms of ensuring economic viability, sustainability, and limiting risk to the many stakeholders involved in the rapidly expanding industry of medical travel. The noted economic and legal barriers to medical travel are based on a synthesis of themes found in an extensive review of the available literature. Economic considerations, when setting up a GHAP, include a dynamic approach to pricing that is fair to the local population. Legal considerations include the implementation of international quality standards and the protection of the rights of those traveling as well as those of local populations in recipient countries. By taking into account these opportunities, the GHAP will more adequately address existing gaps in the economic and legal regulation of medical travel. SN - 2296-2565 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27066467/full_citation L2 - https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00047 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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