From A Medical Tourism Hospitality to a UK Public National Health Service Hospital in Eight Easy Years
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Hay, B. & Boterill, D. (2011) From A Medical Tourism Hospitality to a UK Public National Health Service Hospital in Eight Easy Years, International Medical Travel Journal, vol. 2011, , pp. 01-Apr,
Considering investing in a medical tourism venture? Planning the next healthcare city? Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This is a story of a medical tourism 'white elephant' that became an NHS hospital.In the early 1990s, a private-sector, purpose-built hospital designed to attract international medical tourists to Scotland did develope into a centre of medical excellence - but one wholly owned and managed by the National Health Service in Scotland (NHS), and not as originally intended as an international centre for medical tourism.