Factors Relating to Health Tourists Attraction in Governmental Hospitals of Shiraz City 2017

  • Sara Khakbaz 1Department of Healthcare Management, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.
  • Abbas Ghavam 2Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Sciences and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran
  • Parviz Aghayii Barzabad 3Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education Management, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
Keywords: tourism, health tourism, Shiraz governmental hospitals


Background: Health tourism today is one of the most growing sections of tourism industry in the world that due to low cost of providing treatment services in Iran is considered among the best aspects of economic development and is an opportunity for providing medical services for tourists and also creating satisfaction in foreign patients referring to the country for treatment for promoting the state validity and economy. Also, health tourism is a national strategy for increasing national income and also an arm of national safety.

Methods: the present study is an applied study which was conducted with descriptive-analytical method and cross-sectional in 2017. The study population included a number of governmental hospitals of Shiraz city. Data collecting was performed using checklists and in field method and by method of observing interview with personnel and available documents. For data description, tables, average and standard deviation and for data analysis single-sample t-test was used.

Results: : results obtained from this study in investigating tested hypotheses show that factors of hospital costs and medical equipment and personnel skill and after that relations of medical personnel and hospital structure and finally pursuing affairs of treatment in attracting health attraction is effective in governmental hospitals of Shiraz city.

Conclusion: regarding the obtained results in this study, it seems that there are more factors relating to health tourists attraction and findings of this study could be an avenue for better recognition of these intervening factors.


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How to Cite
Khakbaz S, Ghavam A, Barzabad PA. Factors Relating to Health Tourists Attraction in Governmental Hospitals of Shiraz City 2017. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Jun.29 [cited 2022Jan.17];4(2):104-6. Available from: https://www.iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/353