MEDICAL/ Go West! Health Tourism in Western Europe

Globally, medical tourism is growing in popularity although some countries are rather the sources and some are the destinations for health tourists. How popular is traveling for treatment in Western Europe? Is the region rather the source or the destination for international patients?


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German Hospitals Attract Russian and Mid-Eastern Patients medical

German Hospitals Attract Russian and Mid-Eastern Patients

Gary Diskin

Germany is known for having one of the best healthcare systems globally. Thanks to that, the country enjoys the status of being a popular medical tourism destination. People travel from everywhere in the world to take advantage of the high quality medical treatment the country provides. Growing Industry Most German states are involved in providing treatment to foreign patients, including Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hessen, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommem, Rhineland-Pfalz and S...
UK: Medical Tourism Brings Significant Profit to NHS medical

UK: Medical Tourism Brings Significant Profit to NHS

Gary Diskin

One of the important sources of income for UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are the international patients who come to the country for medical treatment. However, the number of UK residents who go abroad for private treatment is more than the international patients who travel to UK for NHS or private treatment. These are the findings of a recent study on the cost and benefit of medical tourism to the NHS which was published in PLOS ONE. The study was funded by National Institute for Health ...
Belgium: Most Medical Tourists Come from the Netherlands medical

Belgium: Most Medical Tourists Come from the Netherlands

Bill Alen

Belgium is a country that has witnessed a significant rise in the number of patients who travel to the country seeking treatment. Most of these patients are from the Netherlands. Majority of them are seeking orthopedic treatment, heart surgery and caesarean sections. Statistics conducted have also proved that there are many patients from France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the UK who visit Belgium for the purposes of getting medical treatment. However, the number of hospital patients from ...
Medical Tourism in Spain Has a Great Potential medical

Medical Tourism in Spain Has a Great Potential

Cecilia Garland

The rise of health tourism in Spain over the past year has given the Spanish tourism industry a wakeup call to start making active efforts to capitalize on a sector that is all set to be the future of tourism in Spain. Spain has become the new popular destination for medical tourism and 2012 was a particularly good year, with 21,868 international tourists having visited the country for reasons of health and wellness alone. According to the country’s tourist board, Turespaña, these international...