Health Tourism (also called as Medical tourism) refers to the act of traveling to a foreign country in order to receive medical care. Health tourism plays a major role when certain medical services are not available in their country of residence, their health insurance does not cover the full cost of a procedure, Wait lines are too long, Quality of care is better in a different country, and costs are lower in a different country.
Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel roads towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is self-archiving (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals.
Last date updated on July, 2014