Prime motivation for medical treatment outside region of residence 2013-2015

This survey shows the major motivation for seeking medical treatment outside of patient's region of residence in 2013-2015. Almost 66 percent of respondents stated that the prime motivator in the past for them to seek medical treatment outside their region of residence has been cost savings.

Major motivation for seeking medical treatment outside a patient's region of residence. in 2013-2015

Prime motivator in the pastPrime motivator for the future
Cost savings66%61%
Quality of care10%21%
Treatment availibility (not available in my region of residence)11%9%
Treatment accessibility (shorter wait time than in my region of residence)4%4%
Hospital or clinic location2%1%
Physician availibility2%0%
Don't know2%1%
Does Not Apply5%3%
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Sources

Release date

February 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 25, 2013 to June 30, 2015

Number of respondents

1,650 respondents

Special properties

individuals who accessed medicaltourismassociation.com

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What was or is the prime motivator for you seeking treatment outside of your region of residence?" (please complete each row)

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