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Issue 6 | Volume 4 | 2021


Title: Why Bangladeshi Patients Prefer Outbound Medical Travel? An Analytical Study

Author(S): Dhanonjoy Kumar*, Sraboni Bagchi and Shimul Ray

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh

Abstract:

Bangladesh is a densely populated country within the world and the health sector of this country is relatively poor; they’re being enhanced day by day. The study focuses on deliberate outbound medical travel from Bangladesh and sees the important factors that influence preferring foreign medical treatment of Bangladeshi patients. In this study, non-probability convenience sampling and structured questionnaires are used for collecting the data. Some essential statistical tools are used to prove the hypotheses. It absolutely found that individuals chose to foreign countries from Bangladesh for cardiovascular, dental, infertility/IVF, and cancer treatments and folk were identified because of the foremost important medical treatments that persuade the patients to choose a special country. The availability of physicians and better service quality, sufficient medical facilities and services, treatment cost, and hygienic, safety, security, and attractive tourist medical places are the most important factors driving individuals to seek outbound medical services.

Keywords: Medical Travel, Health Disease, Service Quality, Treatment Cost, Bangladesh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37227/ITHJ-2021-05-1088

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