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Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-417
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Authors

Valorie A Crooks, Keri Cameron, Vera Chouinard, Rory Johnston, Jeremy Snyder, Victoria Casey

Abstract

Medical tourism is the term that describes patients' international travel with the intention of seeking medical treatment. Some medical tourists go abroad for orthopaedic surgeries, including hip and knee resurfacing and replacement. In this article we examine the findings of interviews with Canadian medical tourists who went abroad for such surgeries to determine what is distinctive about their attitudes when compared to existing qualitative research findings about patients' decision-making in and experiences of these same procedures in their home countries.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 1%
Unknown 68 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 23%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 13 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Social Sciences 8 12%
Psychology 5 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 6%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 16 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2013.
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#1,775,021
of 11,227,973 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#778
of 3,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,031
of 307,572 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#25
of 144 outputs
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