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Table 4 Distribution of procedures in UK medical tourists by ICD-9 classification

From: UK medical tourists in Thailand: they are not who you think they are

  Type of procedure Total % Total
1 Operation on the integumentary (mostly breast and facelift) system (85–86) 121 25.91
2 Operation on the musculoskeleton system (76–84) 65 13.92
3 Operation on the eyes (08–16) 55 11.78
4 Operation on the digestive system (42–54) 51 10.92
5 Miscellaneous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (87–99) 41 8.78
6 Operation on the cardiovascular system (35–39) 21 4.50
7 Procedures and interventions, not elsewhere classified (00) (Mostly coronary artery stent) 19 4.07
8 Operation on the nose, mouth and pharynx (21–29) 18 3.85
9 Operation on the female genital organ (65–71) 16 3.43
10 Operations on the nervous system (01–05) 13 2.78
11 Operation on the urinary system (55–59) 13 2.78
12 Operation on the male genital organ (60–64) 12 2.57
13 Operations on the endocrine system (06–07) 9 1.93
14 Obstetric procedures (72–75) 4 0.86
15 Other miscellaneous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures [17] 3 0.64
16 Operation on the respiratory system (30–34) 3 0.64
17 Operation on the hemic and lymphatic system (40–41) 2 0.43
18 Operation on the ears [1820] 1 0.21
Total   467 100.00