Turystyka medyczna – podróże w poszukiwaniu zdrowia według opinii kobiet w wieku 40–60 lat
Medical tourism – travels in search of health in the opinion of women aged 40–60
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Background. Medical tourism is considered a conscious human activity in which a traveller is aimed at getting health care to maintain better health or aesthetic look of their own body, combined with relaxation, regeneration of mental and physical power, exploring amenities and entertainment. The aim of the study was the analysis of adult women’s opinions on medical tourism and on cross-border healthcare. Material and methods. In the study, 89 adult women from Great Poland aged 40–60 took part. The results were collected by means of the author’s diagnostic survey. Results and conclusions. The researched people did not know the definition of medical tourism, they associated it with health tourism (wellness and spa). Medical tourism is becoming more and more popular. Low prices, a dedicated staff, high standards of medical care, and a central location are advantages of Poland. To make a reasonable choice, patients must have an access to all the information they need on health services abroad, so it is important to accept the law that implements directives on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.
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