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A Comprehensive Perspective On Medical Tourism Context And Create A Conceptual Framework


  • Masoud lajevardi

    (Department Of Management,Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan,Iran)


This study developed a theoretical structural model to examine the influence of motivational factor and perceived destination image in the perceived ...

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  • Masoud lajevardi, 2016. "A Comprehensive Perspective On Medical Tourism Context And Create A Conceptual Framework," Tourism Research Institute, Journal of Tourism Research, vol. 14(1), pages 101-134, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jtr:journl:v:14:y:2016:i:1:p:101-134

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    6. Buzinde, Christine N. & Yarnal, Careen, 2012. "Therapeutic landscapes and postcolonial theory: A theoretical approach to medical tourism," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(5), pages 783-787.
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    medical tourism; motivational factor; perceived destination image; perceived service quality;
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    • Z32 - Other Special Topics - - Tourism Economics - - - Tourism and Development


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