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Hand Surgery – Postoperative Recovery and Medical Tourism


  • Ruxandra Diana Sinescu

    (Carol Davila University of Medicine)

  • Andrea Anghel

    (Carol Davila University of Medicine)

  • Razvan Teohari Vulcanescu

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)


Medical tourism is a growing industry worldwide. Romania has spa treatment facilities that can ensure the development of medical tourism. This article presents a statistical analysis of hand surgery in Romania in 2012. Using adequate quantitative methods we highlight significant differences between age groups and differences regarding procedures that have gender particularities. Recovery after such surgery can be achieved through spa treatment Romania, taking advantage of lower prices compared to other developed countries and numerous medical tourism facilities.

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  • Ruxandra Diana Sinescu & Andrea Anghel & Razvan Teohari Vulcanescu, 2014. "Hand Surgery – Postoperative Recovery and Medical Tourism," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(Special 8), pages 1125-1125, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:37:y:2014:i:16:p:1125

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    1. Andrei, Tudorel & Iacob, Andreea Iluzia & Vlad, Liviu Bogdan, 2007. "Tendencies in the Romania's Regional Economic Development during the Period 1991-2004," MPRA Paper 6886, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Milica Z. Bookman & Karla R. Bookman, 2007. "Medical Tourism in Developing Countries," Palgrave Macmillan Books, Palgrave Macmillan, number 978-0-230-60565-7, September.
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    More about this item


    Medical tourism; spa tourism; hand surgery; gender differences; ANOVA;
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    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets


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