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Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients

  • Valorie A Crooks1Email author,
  • Keri Cameron2,
  • Vera Chouinard2,
  • Rory Johnston1,
  • Jeremy Snyder3 and
  • Victoria Casey1
BMC Health Services Research201212:417

Received: 30 June 2012

Accepted: 21 November 2012

Published: 21 November 2012

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Original Submission
30 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Grant Martsolf
29 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Jester
17 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Valorie Crooks
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-417

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University