Date of Award
Master of Arts
Robert B. Urbatsch
The following study is an investigation of the impact on the health of local populations spurred by the medical tourism industry. More specifically the study explores a possible increase in life expectancy in areas surrounding medical tourism facilities in India. There are ten Indian states examined in this study; five states are host to a leading location of Apollo Hospitals, and five are not. Despite the small sample size, the chosen states present a good representation of Indian states based on size, wealth, and health indicators. The findings show that the presence of Apollo Hospital Medical Tourism facilities may lead to increased life expectancy of Indian state populations.
Ann Sommer Rutherford
Rutherford, Ann Sommer, "India health: impact of medical tourism facilities on state health" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 10573.