Table 1

Patterns of reporting in Australian newspaper and television coverage of medical tourism, May 2005 – June 2011
Television stories (n = 66)
Year Network type Programme type Story type
2005 – 6 Commercial – 44 Current affairs – 25 News (main focus) – 7
2006 – 3 Publicly-funded – 22 News – 24 News (mention) – 0
2007 – 22 Magazine – 14 Feature (main focus) – 45
2008 – 10 Discussion – 3 Feature (mention) – 14
2009 – 6
2010 – 17
2011 – 2
Newspaper stories (n = 65)
Year Publication type Source location Story type
2005 – 6 Metropolitan weekday – 34 New South Wales – 26 News (main focus) – 22
2006 – 5 Metropolitan Sunday – 21 Queensland – 16 News (mention) – 3
2007 – 14 Community – 4 Western Australia – 9 Feature (main focus) – 30
2008 – 12 National – 4 National – 4 Feature (mention) – 8
2009 – 6 Regional weekday – 2 Victoria – 4 Advice – 1
2010 – 14 Australian Capital Territory – 3 Letter to the Editor – 1
2011 – 8 Tasmania – 2
South Australia – 1

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