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“You’re dealing with an emotionally charged individual…”: an industry perspective on the challenges posed by medical tourists’ informal caregiver-companions

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2013
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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 (90th percentile)

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Title
“You’re dealing with an emotionally charged individual…”: an industry perspective on the challenges posed by medical tourists’ informal caregiver-companions
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-9-31
Pubmed ID
Authors

Victoria Casey, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder, Leigh Turner

Abstract

Patients engage in medical tourism when they privately obtain a medical care abroad. Previous research shows that many medical tourists travel abroad with friends and family members who provide support and assistance. Meanwhile, very little is known about this important stakeholder group, referred to here as caregiver-companions. In this article we examine the challenges that can be posed by caregiver-companions and the overall practice of informal caregiving in medical tourism from an industry perspective. Specifically, we report on the findings of interviews conducted with international patient coordinators (IPCs) who work at destination facilities. IPCs come into regular contact with caregiver-companions in their professional positions and thus are ideally suited to comment on trends they have observed among this stakeholder group as well as the challenges they can pose to medical tourists, health workers, and facilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Czechia 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 57 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 24%
Student > Master 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 14 23%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 19%
Psychology 11 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 10 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 03 June 2018.
All research outputs
#1,065,133
of 13,028,155 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#179
of 674 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,407
of 153,765 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
of 1 outputs
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