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Canadian medical tourism companies that have exited the marketplace: Content analysis of websites used to market transnational medical travel

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2011
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Title
Canadian medical tourism companies that have exited the marketplace: Content analysis of websites used to market transnational medical travel
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-7-40
Pubmed ID
Authors

Leigh Turner

Abstract

Medical tourism companies play an important role in promoting transnational medical travel for elective, out-of-pocket medical procedures. Though researchers are paying increasing attention to the global phenomenon of medical tourism, to date websites of medical tourism companies have received limited scrutiny. This article analyzes websites of Canadian medical tourism companies that advertised international healthcare but ultimately exited the marketplace. Using content analysis of company websites as an investigative tool, the article provides a detailed account of medical tourism companies that were based in Canada but no longer send clients to international health care facilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 2 2%
India 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Unknown 101 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 17%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Other 28 26%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 25 23%
Business, Management and Accounting 19 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 5%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 17 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 13 February 2012.
All research outputs
#6,766,793
of 12,485,879 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#523
of 645 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,730
of 96,299 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#3
of 3 outputs
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