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Medical Tourism within the Czech Republic
Thesis title in Czech: Turismus za zdravotnictvím v České republice
Thesis title in English: Medical Tourism within the Czech Republic
Key words: turismus za zdravotnictvím, Česká republika, zdravotní péče
English key words: medical tourism, the Czech Republic, health care
Academic year of topic announcement: 2014/2015
Type of assignment: diploma thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: PhDr. Mgr. Jana Votápková, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 05.05.2015
Date of assignment: 05.05.2015
Date and time of defence: 14.09.2016 00:00
Venue of defence: IES
Date of electronic submission:29.07.2016
Date of proceeded defence: 14.09.2016
Reviewers: Mgr. Pavla Růžičková
 
 
 
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Preliminary scope of work
Česká republika je země, kde zatím nikdo empiricky neprozkoumal kvalitu zdravotní péče. Tato práce to cílí změnit a najít empirické důkazy o zdravotních službách v České republice. Předpokladem je, že lidé vyhledávají kvalitní zdravotní péči, proto jsou ochotni cestovat do jiných regionů, a to v případě, že je jinde lepší poskytovaný servis. Tato práce může na základě migrační matice odhalit regiony České republiky s dobrou a špatnou zdravotní péčí.

Druhým přínosem této práce je to, že hledá faktory ovlivňující cestování za zdravotní péčí. Díky tomu by mohli doktoři cílit své marketingové strategie (obzvláště pokud doktor provádí zpoplatněnou zdravotní péči).
Preliminary scope of work in English
As the Czech Republic is the country where no one has empirically investigated the quality of health care yet, this thesis aims to change it and find some empirical evidence about health service provided in the Czech Republic. The assumption used in accordance with applied data says that people search for high-quality health care, therefore they are willing to travel to the other regions than their own if the quality of provided service is higher there. With the knowledge of migration matrix, the thesis is able to reveal the regions of the Czech Republic with good and bad health care.

The second contribution of this thesis lies in discovered factors influencing travelling in order to obtain health care. The recognition of these factors may help some doctors to improve their marketing strategies (especially if the doctor provides paid health care).




 
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