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Table 2 Experiences and expectations of the medical traveler by financial protection for travel

From: Understanding medical travel from a source country perspective: a cross sectional study of the experiences of medical travelers from the Maldives

Experiences and expectations Total Subsidized Non subsidized P value
N = 120 N = 55 N = 65
Overall satisfaction     0.752
Yes 110 (91.7) 51 (92.7) 59 (90.8)  
No 10 (8.3) 4 (7.3) 6 (9.2)  
Misinformation or exploitation    0.323
Yes 16 (13.3) 5 (9.1) 11 (16.9)  
No 104 (86.7) 50 (90.9) 54 (83.1)  
Travel discomfort     0.492
Yes 24 (20) 9 (16.4) 15 (23.1)  
No 96 (80) 46 (83.6) 50 (76.9)  
Prior information about the hospital   0.529
Yes 94 (78.3) 45 (81.8) 49 (75.4)  
No 26 (21.7) 10 (18.2) 16 (24.6)  
Consent taken before giving drugs    0.096
Yes 106 (88.3) 52 (94.5) 54 (83.1)  
No 14 (11.7) 3 (5.5) 11 (16.9)  
Consent taken before medical procedure   0.096
Yes 106 (88.3) 52 (94.5) 54 (83.1)  
No 14 (11.7) 3 (5.5) 11 (16.9)  
Consent taken before giving therapy   0.274
Yes 106 (88.3) 51 (92.7) 55 (84.6)  
No 14 (11.7) 4 (7.3) 10 (15.4)  
Concern for hospital Infection    0.281
Yes 33 (27.5) 12 (21.8) 21 (32.3)  
No 87 (72.5) 43 (78.2) 44 (67.7)  
Doctor’s competence     0.505
Yes 111 (92.5) 52 (94.5) 59 (90.8)  
No 9 (7.5) 3 (5.5) 6 (9.2)  
Nurse competence     0.541
Yes 108 (90) 51 (92.7) 57 (87.7)  
No 12 (10) 4 (7.3) 8 (12.3)  
Staff competence     1
Yes 111 (92.5) 51 (92.7) 60 (92.3)  
No 9 (7.5) 4 (7.3) 5 (7.7)  
Experience of complications    0.237
Yes 45 (37.5) 17 (30.9) 28 (43.1)  
No 75 (62.5) 38 (69.1) 37 (56.9)  
Language barrier     1
Yes 83 (69.2) 38 (69.1) 45 (69.2)  
No 37 (30.8) 17 (30.9) 20 (30.8)  
Concern for continuity of care    0.015
Yes 105 (87.5) 53 (96.4) 52 (80)  
No 15 (12.5) 2 (3.6) 13 (20)  
Expectation for availability of the service in home country 1
Yes 101 (84.2) 46 (83.6) 55 (84.6)  
No 19 (15.8) 9 (16.4) 10 (15.4)  
Could prevention measures in home country have reduced the severity of your disease? 0.575
Yes 72 (60) 31 (56.4) 41 (63.1)  
No 48 (40) 24 (43.6) 24 (36.9)  
Was money sufficient?    0.73
Yes 88 (73.3) 39 (70.9) 49 (75.4)  
No 32 (26.7) 16 (29.1) 16 (24.6)  
Relevance of the beneficiaries of subsidies   0.002
Yes 53 (44.2) 33 (60) 20 (30.8)  
No 67 (55.8) 22 (40) 45 (69.2)