The Mayo Clinic, known for treating international leaders, recently saw the president of a central Africa country in its halls.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, was in Rochester, New York, for a checkup, clinic ofﬁcials conﬁrmed. Security ofﬁcers and limousines—not an uncommon sight in Rochester—signaled his visit.
Nguema Mbasogo assumed the leadership of his country with a coup that overthrew his uncle. His country recently began working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the leadership of a dean of the University of
Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, to improve …show more content…
It works hard to understand how healthcare decisions are made so it can better assist decision makers, physicians, and their staff in providing care. The Clinic positions itself to offer counsel on where to best expend valuable institutional resources, both human and ﬁnancial. GLOBAL MARKET RESEARCH
The marketing department conducts periodic and ongoing patient satisfaction studies with international patients, measuring their assessment of various aspects of the care provided. To date, the
8/27/10 2:14 PM
Cases 3 Assessing Global Market Opportunities
Mayo Clinic has surveyed nearly 1,500 patients in 20 countries, in four different languages. As any market researcher knows, sound patient satisfaction research requires great attention to detail to ensure reliable data. Not surprisingly, international data collection offers signiﬁcant additional challenges. For example, according to the Mayo Clinic:
The quality of our own data. The name and address ﬁelds designed for clean U.S. addresses often are not sufﬁcient to hold reliable international detail. If we want to do it right, we must manually “clean” thousands of patient records before ﬁelding our studies.