Cosmetic tourism: public opinion and analysis of information and content available on the Internet.

@article{Nassab2010CosmeticTP,
  title={Cosmetic tourism: public opinion and analysis of information and content available on the Internet.},
  author={Reza Sedghi Nassab and Nathan T J Hamnett and Katie E Nelson and Simranjit Kaur and Beverley Greensill and Sanjiv K Dhital and Ali Juma},
  journal={Aesthetic surgery journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={465-9}
}
BACKGROUND The medical tourism market is a rapidly growing sector fueled by increasing health care costs, longer domestic waiting times, economic recession, and cheaper air travel. OBJECTIVES The authors investigate public opinion on undergoing cosmetic surgery abroad and then explore the information patients are likely to encounter on the Internet when searching for such services. METHODS A poll of 197 members of the general public was conducted in the United Kingdom. An Internet search… CONTINUE READING
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