Document Type: Editorial
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
Health Services Management Center, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
There is a growing global market in healthcare and patients. And while there is a small body of evidence emerging around this phenomenon commonly known as medical tourism there remain significant unanswered policy and research questions which need to be addressed. We outline some of the key issues set against the six key disciplinary preoccupations of the journal: epidemiology, health economics, health policy ethics, politics of health, health management, and health policy.