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Table 2 Informational points contained on Canadian medical tourism brokers' websites (N = 17)

From: Risk communication and informed consent in the medical tourism industry: A thematic content analysis of canadian broker websites

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