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Report on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: An Overlooked Therapeutic Option in Stroke Recovery and a Potential Source of Health Sector Revenue and Health Tourism

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.225
Pages: 
198–203

ABSTRACT

This is a special case report on Jamaica’s first use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in stroke recovery, presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons in Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica. The literature and story behind the trial ‒ covering case history, diagnosis and discussion of outcome ‒ technical issues, costing, insurance and possibilities for income earning and health tourism are explored.

Revised: 
28 Apr, 2015
Accepted: 
29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2015

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean Region: A Call to Consider Environmental Health Equity

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.327
Pages: 
250–3
Synopsis: 
Medical tourism is targeted as an economic growth sector in the Caribbean by medical providers, governments, and international organizations. The development of this industry raises important questions regarding environmental health equity in communities and countries hosting facilities for international patients.

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Accepted: 
29 Jan, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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