Re-argument of the issue of Medical Tourism
片岡, 英尋Kataoka, Hidehiro
観光科学 = Journal of Tourism Sciences
68 , 2015-12-01 , 琉球大学大学院観光科学研究科 , Graduate School of Tourism Sciences, University of the Ryukyus
This article based on the research about Medical Tourism in 2007.The author’s ex-research theme is to classify medical tourism in the world. In the paper, firstly, the author exemplifies five cases. Secondly, analyzing these cases, to show the critical point of classifying. In this article the author tries to figure out the function of certification authority such as JCI. Then the author re-argues the consistency of the desirable governmental policy and the present medical tourism. The author shows four groups based on the types of medical tourism services in the countries. And the author aimed to show next stage of this kind of research.