Medical marketing in health communication: The impact of physicians' press conferences on the number of outpatients

Yao Mao Chang, Hsiu Hui Chang, Min Ching Hsieh, Yi Hsin Elsa Hsu

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Abstract

Objectives: The aims of this study were to understand the effect of press conferences on the number of new outpatients for medical clinics or physicians and to determine what particular medical news was correlated with the number of new outpatients for specific clinic divisions and physicians. Methods: Data were collected from a clinic in Taipei during the period from 2002 to 2003. Results: The results indicated that the impact of press conferences on the number of new outpatients was positive and persistent. Conclusions: Calling press conferences as a marketing device contributed to the increase in the number of new outpatients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Medical marketing
  • News marketing
  • Newspaper
  • Outpatient amount
  • Press conference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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