Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168883
Authors: 
Darabont, Roxana Oana
Suceveanu, Paul
Suceveanu, Mihaela
Volintiru, Clara Alexandra
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Amfiteatru Economic Journal [ISSN:] 2247-9104 [Volume:] 16 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] Special No. 8 [Pages:] 1151-1159
Abstract: 
Romania has one of the highest mortality rates in Europe for ischemic heart disease and, especially, for cerebrovascular disease. Taking into account the actual prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, an augmentation of the demand for specialized medical services is expected. As this paper argues, this situation can have an important impact on medical tourism. We analyze original data on the case study of a hospital, specialized in cardiovascular treatment, in the Romanian county of Covasna, which is offering specific balneal procedures, such as CO2 .hydrotherapy, alongside regular rehabilitation programs. The aim of our study is to evaluate the demographic characteristics, and the pathology of the hospitalized patients, as well as the specific rehabilitation procedures. Our findings suggest that the interest of patients, with cardiovascular diseases, for medical tourism can be influenced by accessibility, by some particularities of the location, but also by the holistic nature of the rehabilitation procedures.
Subjects: 
medical tourism
cardiovascular diseases
CO2 hydrotherapy
JEL: 
C46
I11
L83
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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