Friday, April 17, 2009

Medical Tourism Association Patient Surveys

The Medical Tourism Association (MTA), a Florida based organization made up of international hospitals and healthcare providers, has released preliminary results from its patient surveys in the industry. The complete results will be published in the medical tourism magazine. A few of the survey results are duplicated below:

How did you find out about medical tourism (traveling internationally for medical care)?
Internet 48.8%
Friend 17.1%
Newspaper, Magazine or TV 14.6%
My doctor 2.4%
Other (please specify) 17.1%

How did you research your information for medical tourism on country destinations and hospitals?
Internet 73.2%
Books/Magazines 0.0%
Asked a friend 4.9%
Medical Tourism Facilitator 4.9%
Other 17.1%

Did you travel alone or with a companion?
Alone 17.5%
Companion 82.5%

Did you or your companion do any tourism such as site seeing, shopping, eating dinner or a lunch out of the hospital or hotel or enjoying the local culture?
Yes 95.0%
No 5.0%

Was there a language barrier or communication problem at the hospital?
Not at all 70.7%
Occasional problems, but did not significantly affect my experience 29.3%
Yes, significantly affected my experience 0.0%

If you have travelled abroad for a medical procedure to either Baptist Health International in Miami or elsewhere, we want to know how your experience went, feel free to leave a comment detailing your trip. 

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