Health turism is getting more popular
According to the international online-platform for searching and organizing medical treatment worldwide called MEDIGO, annually 500 000 Russians go abroad for treatment. According to forecasts, this figure might remain the same or even increase in 2016 year.
MEDIGO has noted that Russians go to Europe to treat diseases due to high quality of diagnosis and mostly in serious cases, particularly for the treatment of cancer. In addition, there is a great demand for neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, gynecology and urology.
Health tourism is rapidly developing in Asian countries mostly in South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and India. The quality of service is high and the price is lower than in Europe. Statistical data shows the following: interest in India in 2014 year increased by 20%, while the interest in Germany decreased by 25% and 19% for Israel. There is a possibility that during 2016 year Asia as a medical tourism destination might be equal to European medical destinations, has concluded Director of MEDIGO, Dmitry Ladizhenski.
He also has added that last year more Russians arranged trips for medical treatment via the internet. It is expected that in 2016 year this trend might remain.
According to the data of Healthcare outcomes 2014, the leading countries with the best price-quality ratio in health tourism are:
12. New Zealand
14. South Korea