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Table 2 Participant overview

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

Procedure Destination Year(s) of surgery Age(s) at surgery Sex Household income range* Had traveled internationally before** Had been wait- listed in Canada
Hip resurfacing (x 2) India 2006, 2007 59, 60 F >$80,000 Y Y
Hip resurfacing India 2009 49 F >$80,000 Y Y
Hip resurfacing India 2005 63 M $50,000 - $80,000 Y N
Knee replacement (x2) India 2008, 2009 54 F $50,000 - $80,000 Y Y
Hip resurfacing India 2007 62 F >$80,000 Y Y
Knee replacement Cuba 2007 57 F >$80,000 N Y
Hip resurfacing India 2010 67 M $50,000 - $80,000 Y N
Hip resurfacing India 2009 55 M $50,000 - $80,000 Y N
Hip replacement Germany 2007 77 F $50,000 - $80,000 Y Y
Knee replacement India 2010 62 M <$30,000 N N
Hip resurfacing (x2) India 2008, 2010 62, 64 M >$80,000 Y N
Hip resurfacing India 2004 42 M $30,000 - $50,000 Y Y
Bilateral knee replacement India 2007 58 F >$80,000 Y Y
Hip resurfacing India 2008 58 F >$80,000 Y N
  1. * Canadian dollars.
  2. ** Travel to the continental United States has been excluded as this is rarely thought of as ‘international travel’ by Canadians.