Table 2

Informational points contained on Canadian medical tourism brokers' websites (N = 17)

Informational Points

number of websites including informational point

number of websites not including informational point


Evidence of professional membership or certification

6

11


Information on foreign physicians (e.g., certifications, training)

5

12


Explicit reference to foreign hospital accreditations

9

8


Explicit reference to foreign hospitals with JCI accreditation

6

11


Explicit reference to "medical tourism"

12

5


Explicit reference to "broker"

0

17


Explicit reference to "facilitator"

7

10


Tourism services offered (e.g., arranging sightseeing)

10

7


Images of tourist attractions

7

10


Health risks (general - e.g., surgical risks)

9

8


Health risks (specific to medical tourism - e.g., post-operative flight)

2

15


Patient testimonials

11

6


Pricing details

6

11


Penney et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:17   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-17

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