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Table 5 Future intention of health service use

From: Cross-border movement of older patients: a descriptive study on health service use of Japanese retirees in Thailand

  Bangkok (n = 56) Chiang Mai (n = 144) Other (n = 37) Total (n = 237)
n % n % n % n %
Preferred place of treatment when one has serious disease
 Japan 44 78.6 91 63.2 22 59.5 157 66.2
 Thailand 3 5.4 39 27.1 13 35.1 55 23.2
 Don’t know, other, either 4 7.1 11 7.6 1 2.7 16 6.8
Preferred place of LTC when one become severely disabled
 Japan 36 64.3 82 56.9 11 29.7 129 54.4
 Thailand 7 12.5 51 35.4 20 54.1 78 32.9
 Don’t know, other, either 8 14.3 9 6.3 6 16.2 23 9.7
Type of LTC in Thailanda (Multiple answer)
 At home 4 57.1 27 52.9 17 85.0 48 61.5
 Elderly nursing home 2 28.6 11 21.6 1 5.0 14 17.9
 Elderly nursing unit in hospital 1 14.3 5 9.8 3 15.0 9 11.5
 Don’t know, other 3 42.9 11 21.6 0 0.0 14 17.9
  1. aDenominator in the calculation of percentage is those who answered “Thailand” as preferred place of LTC