Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Rebecca Wood Gill
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A structural model is proposed and empirically examined that investigates factors influencing how residents perceive medical tourism's impact on quality of life domains and behavioral responses. A model based on social exchange is adapted as the basis of theory that medical tourism in a destination will affect community conditions and living experiences, which in turn influence residents' support for its development and tax paying behavioral intentions. Analyzed factors influencing how residents perceive medical tourism's affect on community conditions and living experiences underlying quality of life include overall community satisfaction, satisfaction with healthcare, attitudes towards medical tourism and economic performance.
Medical tourism; Medical tourism – Economic aspects; Medical tourism – Popular opinion; Quality of life
Tourism and Travel | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Suess, Courtney, "Factors Influencing the Perceived Impacts of Medical Tourism Development on Quality of Life" (2014). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2302.
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