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Feasibility and Acceptability of Long-Staying Healthcare Service Facilities in Developing Areas

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This paper proposes to construct long-staying healthcare service facilities in developing areas for the purposes to serve the local people and the visiting people from the distant areas including developed areas or foreign countries. This is a new business model of half-public and half-private character to complement the insufficiencies of and to fill the gaps between the governmental medical aid from developed countries to developing countries and the medical tourism from developed areas to developing areas or verse versa mainly at individual levels. Using a set of conceptual methods like need analysis, obstacle analysis, conflict analysis and complementarity analysis, this paper examines the merits and the problems of the proposed third type (eclectic) system to health- care service providers, service users, the host areas and the local communities.

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Eto, H. and Mahujchariyawong, P. (2015) Feasibility and Acceptability of Long-Staying Healthcare Service Facilities in Developing Areas. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 215-224. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.311026.

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