Medical Tourism: patient, organisational and system-level perspectives | Event | AIHI - Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Medical Tourism: patient, organisational and system-level perspectives | Event | AIHI - Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Event Date
Thursday, 6 August 2015

TITLE

Medical Tourism: patient, organisational and system-level perspectives 

ABSTRACT

‘Medical tourism’ is a type of patient or consumer mobility whereby individuals travel outside their own country of residence with the primary intention of receiving medical (usually elective surgery) treatment, incurring out-of-pocket and third-party payments. The medical tourism industry is almost entirely unregulated and this has potential risks for those travelling abroad.  Drawing upon the results of a funded study the seminar outlines evidence concern

  • Who goes where, and for what
  • Patient motivation and decision-makin
  • Issues relating to quality, safety and risk
  • Implications for local and destination health systems

SPEAKER PROFILE

Neil Lunt is Reader in Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York.  He was lead on an NIHR-funded project ‘Inward and outward implications for the NHS of Medical Tourism’ (2011-2014).  He has interests in the organisation, management and delivery of health and social services, and the global mobility of patients, professionals and families.  He has published on these and related issues in a range of journals including Social Science & MedicineBritish Medical Journal and Policy & Politics. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility (Elgar, 2015).

     Date:                      6 August 2015

Time:                     12-1 pm

Venue:                   Level 1 Seminar Room, 75 Talavera Road

Chairperson:          A/Prof David Greenfield

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