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dc.contributor.authorKim, Soojung
dc.contributor.authorArcodia, Charles
dc.contributor.authorKim, Insin
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T03:08:46Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T03:08:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16244964
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392849
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify the key success factors of medical tourism using the case of South Korea. Medical tourism refers to the phenomenon of travelling across national borders intentionally to access a variety of medical treatments, especially modern medical treatment. Through conducting semi-structure face-to-face in-depth interviews with the service suppliers of Korean medical tourism, it was discovered that Korean medical tourism has been facilitated by the effect of Hallyu and advanced Korean brand power. More importantly, tourism activities for companions and extra support for patients’ convenience are identified as important success factors of Korean medical tourism, suggesting that the medical tourism industry not only includes medical services but also involves tourism perspectives, supporting the patient and their companions to stay in a comfortable and pleasurable environment. This study generated results which are valuable for both academic and industry perspectives, as this is a field which has not been extensively researched. Medical tourism representatives in other countries can consult these findings to develop the industry.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
dc.relation.ispartofissue24
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.titleCritical Success Factors of Medical Tourism: The Case of South Korea
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKim, S; Arcodia, C; Kim, I, Critical Success Factors of Medical Tourism: The Case of South Korea, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (24)
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-05
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-04-01T03:05:53Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorArcodia, Charles


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