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Journal:   JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN SPACE DEVELOPMENT   FALL 2015-WINTER 2016 , Volume 2 , Number 2 (3) ; Page(s) 43 To 45.
 
Paper: 

ANALYZING HEALTH TOURISM CHALLENGES IN MASHHAD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FOREIGN PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  MALEKI SAEID, TAVANGAR MASOUMEH*
 
* SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY OF AHVAZ, AHWAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Health tourism is a form of travel for the purpose of obtaining health and medical care in addition to entertainment, leisure and comfort. Medical developments and availability of state of the art medical equipment in Iran have created new opportunities for tourism industry and especially health tourism. Mashhad as the capital of the province and a main hub offering a variety of premium services, particularly in healthcare in the field of dialysis, dentistry, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, and eye surgery, etc., is of a special position not only throughput the province of Khorasan Razavi but also at the national and international levels. These conditions along with well-founded mode of transportation (roads, railway, international airport, etc.), residences, entertainment, and tourism centers especially religious tourism have provided an appropriate situation to attract medical and health tourists.

 
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