Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Robert B. Urbatsch

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-552

Copyright Owner

Ann Sommer Rutherford

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

38 pages

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