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Research Article

Medical Tourism: A Cost or Benefit to the NHS?

  • Johanna Hanefeld mail,

    Johanna.Hanefeld@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel Horsfall,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Neil Lunt,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Smith

    Affiliation: Faculty of Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070406

About the Authors

Johanna Hanefeld
Department Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Daniel Horsfall, Neil Lunt
Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Richard Smith
Faculty of Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Johanna.Hanefeld@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH DH NL RS. Analyzed the data: JH DH RS. Wrote the paper: JH DH NL RS. PI on overall research project: NL. Investigator: RS.