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Designing a medical tourism model during COVID-19 by using a Mix Method Approach
Seyed Hosein Mansouri1 , Hassan Esmaelpour * 2, Hamid Reza Saeed Nia3
1- Department of Business management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
2- Department of Business management, central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , esmailpour@yahoo.com
3- Department of Business management, north Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Aim and Background: Medical tourism is a new form of tourism that had grown exponentially before the COVID-19 Pandemic. Medical tourism is done to improve the health of people and outside their place of residence. The main purpose of this study is to design a marketing model for medical tourism using a Mix method approach during COVID-19.
Methods and Materials: In this research, the researcher has used a Mix method approach. For this purpose, in the first study, to identify the components of medical tourism marketing from the data foundation approach and in the second study, the model is tested using a quantitative method. The required data collection tools in the first study, protocol and in-depth interviews with twenty managers of the tourism center and in the next stage, the required data were distributed among 384 patients of the tourist center and the results were analyzed by Amos software.
Findings: The researcher performed fifteen interviews to theoretical saturation and finally extracted 100 open codes and based on the theoretical literature, the coding was done selectively and the results were presented in the form of six main dimensions and thirty-one sub-dimensions.
Conclusions: The researcher presents his research in the form of a model including six dimensions: satisfaction with the brand of the tourism center, trust in the brand therapy of the medical tourism center, diversity of medical services, marketing of medical tourism, appropriate treatment package, loyalty to the brand of the medical center, and thirty-one sub-dimensions has done.
Keywords: Tourism, Medical Tourism, Grounded Theory, Mix Method approach, COVID-19
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/12/7 | Accepted: 2022/01/17 | Published: 2022/01/30
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Mansouri S H, Esmaelpour H, Saeed Nia H R. Designing a medical tourism model during COVID-19 by using a Mix Method Approach. RBS. 2021; 19 (3) :508-518
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مجله تحقیقات علوم رفتاری Journal of Research in Behavioural Sciences
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