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dc.contributor.authorPrajitmutita, Lyn Manassannan
dc.contributor.authorPerenyi, Aron
dc.contributor.authorPrentice, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-09T05:46:03Z
dc.date.available2018-05-09T05:46:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0969-6989en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jretconser.2016.04.005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172467
dc.description.abstractThe research investigates the factors influencing medical tourists’ attitudes and behaviors. The factors examined include hospital service and customer perceived value. The study was undertaken in a major hospital located in a South-East Asian country. The sample includes foreign patients who have received various medical treatments in the hospital. The findings indicate that medical tourists are value oriented customers as their value perception has the strongest direct effect on their behaviors, followed by their attitudes towards the hospital. Hospital service appears to have a substantial direct effect on perceived value and medical tourist satisfaction, and also exerts an indirect effect on medical tourist behaviors. The research highlights the prominent role of perceived value, and pinpoints the most effective avenues for healthcare providers in allocating resources to improve hospital performance from the perspective of medical tourists.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom207en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto216en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Retailing and Consumer Servicesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150599en_US
dc.titleQuality, Value? - Insights into Medical Tourists' Attitudes and Behaviorsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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