It is common for people to decide to travel to a a different country for treatment for various reasons. This act is commonly referred to as health tourism and the person that decides to travel to another country for treatment is known as health tourist. The process of health tourism is not limited to hospitals alone; it is a term that can be used for any established organization that provides treatment and wellness facilities.
Turkey is one of the most widely visited and the most popular health tourism centers in the world. Turkey is a nation that has parts in both Asia and Europe (two of the largest and most populated continents onon the planet). The nation of Turkey is also considered to be one of the best countries in the world to undergo any form of cosmetic surgery and dental surgery in the world. The nation of Turkey is commonly referred to as an Eurasian country because of this fact. The country borders about four different seas and eight countries including Armenia, Syria, Greece, Iran, Bulgaria, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Georgia. All this coupled with its rich history as the successor state to the powerful Ottoman Empire that stretched all the way to the North Africa and Eastern Europe. The culture of the Turkish people is a unique combination of culture that blends both the West and the East.
Not so long ago, the nation of Turkey has been integrating itself into the West through huge institutions like the NATO, the Council of Europe and the G-20. The nation has also been attempting to become a member of the EU (European Union). Turkey is often referred to as both a developed nation (in a similar way to the United States and Western Europe) and a regional power because of its advanced infrastructure and economy.
Now after decades of large-scale investments by both the public and private sector, Turkey is now a major center for health tourists because of the country’s advanced medical infrastructure that attracts foreigners from different parts of the world. According to recent studies, Turkey was able to provide healthcare for about 765,000 patients from about 144 different countries. This study was carried out by the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council.
Turkish Airlines, which is the country’s national carrier even provides flight rates at discounted prices to medical travelers and it has been estimated by the Medical Tourism magazine that the cost of getting quality healthcare in Turkey is about 5o to 65 percent lower than in the United States. This fact has been noticed by the stakeholders in the country’s health care industry and they are now looking for various ways to further attract foreign patients to Turkey in the coming years.
The growing popularity of Turkey as a healthcare tourism destination is mainly as a result of the nation’s advanced health sector. The government of the nation has also decided to use a private-public-partnership (PPP) model to optimize and upgrade the nation’s healthcare infrastructure. The government has also decided to launch various state-of-the-arts “City Hospitals” in various parts of the country. The private sector is also investing majorly in the Turkish healthcare facilities and implementing special services that are developed to cater particularly to foreign patients.
One of the main reasons why Turkey is a very widely visited and popular health tourism center is because of its strategic positioning. Turkey is a nation that has parts in both Asia and Europe (two of the largest and most populated continents on the planet). The nation of Turkey is commonly referred to as an Eurasian country because of this fact. The country borders about four different seas and eight countries including Armenia, Syria, Greece, Iran, Bulgaria, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Georgia. All this coupled with its rich history as the successor state to the powerful Ottoman Empire that stretched all the way to the North Africa and Eastern Europe. The culture of the Turkish people is a unique combination of culture that blends both the West and the East.
In recent years, the nation of Turkey is now becoming more accessible. The nation has now opened a new airport known as the Istanbul Airport which is said to be one of the world’s largest airports. This airport is easily accessible to 50 countries and will be able to provide people with better access to the Turkish healthcare system within a four-hour flight. Recent studies have also shown that the advancements of the transportation sector in combination with the continued investment into the private and public healthcare facilities in Turkey will lead to the continuation of the nation’s rise to prominence as a global center for medical tourism.
As a result of the rapid growth and evolution of technology, the developments of medical procedures as also grown rapidly and enable people to look however they want. The lack of self-confidence often starts with the symptoms of closure and timidity and then begins to affect all other aspects of the person lives like communication. This is especially common in younger people that are suffering from different kinds of problems with their physical appearance. This is because of the fact that a change in appearance will make them feel less confident. Another important reason why people often want to undergo the cosmetic procedure is to cover the symptoms of aging and recover what is retrievable from significant symptoms. There are also some people who have been exposed to accidents like burns which make it necessary for them to undergo cosmetic procedures.