Internationalisation of Healthcare: A fairer approach for local patients

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Nuraisyah Chua Abdullah
Herwina Rosnan
Norzayana Yusof


Malaysia is among the selected countries for medical tourism due to its excellent healthcare services. Nevertheless, there are concerns if service providers are balancing the local and foreign patients' healthcare demands due to the similarities and differences in their behaviour on these two groups. Through literature analysis, it is found that the lack of discussion on medical practitioners' behaviour towards local patients, this paper aims to analyse that unhealthy behaviour towards local patients is profound. Hence, the discussions are hoped to spark the policy-makers' attention in restructuring the healthcare policy to realign the medical practitioners' behaviour in both patient groups.

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Abdullah, N.C., Rosnan, H. and Yusof, N. 2018. Internationalisation of Healthcare: A fairer approach for local patients. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies. 4, 12 (Dec. 2018), 47–60. DOI:


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