Year 2018, Volume 16 , Issue 3, Pages 237 - 240 2018-12-24

Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang
Penang’da sağlık turizminin halk sağlığı etkileri ve sonuçları

Chow SZE LOON [1]


Medical tourism is a growing industry in Malaysia, but it is not without its own public health implications. Despite the growing importance of medical travel, little is known of its impact, especially in relation to the public health concerns of the receiving countries. This paper aims to explore the various public health concerns and issues faced by Penang, a popular destination for medical tourism in South East Asia (S.E.A). It also highlights the changes on socio demographics in certain residential areas which cater to medical tourists, the risk of importing undetected infectious diseases like TB through medical tourists, and the strain on the public health system due to limited resources left for local patients. This paper also highlights the future direction in which the medical tourism should be regulated in order to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases (e.g. TB) across borders.

Sağlık turizmi Malezya'da büyüyen bir endüstridir, ancak kendi halk sağlığı etkileri olmadan değil. Tıbbi seyahatin artan önemine rağmen, özellikle turist alan ülkelerdeki halk sağlığını ilgilendiren etkileri az bilinir. Bu çalışma, Güneydoğu Asya'da sağlık turizmi için popüler bir yer olan Penang'ın karşılaştığı çeşitli halk sağlığı etki ve sorunlarını araştırmayı amaçlamaktadır. Ayrıca, bu çalışma sağlık turistlerine hitap eden bazı yerleşim bölgelerindeki sosyo demografik değişimleri, tüberküloz gibi tanı konmamış bulaşıcı hastalıkların sağlık turistleri kaynaklı ülkeye girişi ve yerel hastalara bırakılan sınırlı kaynaklardan dolayı halk sağlığı sistemi üzerindeki baskıya işaret etmektedir. Bu makale ek olarak TB gibi bulaşıcı hastalıkların sınır ötesi yayılımını azaltmak için gelecekte sağlık turizminin düzenlenmesi gerekliliğini de vurgulamaktadır.


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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Commentaries
Authors

Author: Chow SZE LOON (Primary Author)

Dates

Application Date : December 20, 2017
Acceptance Date : October 3, 2018
Publication Date : December 24, 2018

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APA Sze Loon, C . (2018). Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang . Turkish Journal of Public Health , 16 (3) , 237-240 . DOI: 10.20518/tjph.500243
MLA Sze Loon, C . "Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang" . Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 (2018 ): 237-240 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjph/issue/41354/500243>
Chicago Sze Loon, C . "Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang". Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 (2018 ): 237-240
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ISNAD Sze Loon, Chow . "Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang". Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 / 3 (December 2018): 237-240 . https://doi.org/10.20518/tjph.500243
AMA Sze Loon C . Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang. TurkJPH. 2018; 16(3): 237-240.
Vancouver Sze Loon C . Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang. Turkish Journal of Public Health. 2018; 16(3): 237-240.
IEEE C. Sze Loon , "Public health concerns and implications of medical tourism in Penang", Turkish Journal of Public Health, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 237-240, Dec. 2018, doi:10.20518/tjph.500243