What Is Health Tourism?

What Is Health Tourism?

In the globalizing world, the increase in cooperation between countries, freedom of travel and opportunities, providing convenience in transportation, the development of quality in health care in different parts of the world, both individual and budget-related difficulties in health care financing have increased the importance of the concept of health tourism in the world.

Today, the problems that occur as a result of industrialization and urbanization have negative effects on human and public health. In unhealthy societies, workforce and production capacity are decreasing. In order to protect human health, increase labor productivity and production, natural tourism resources (clean air, sun, healing thermal waters, climate) opportunities are utilized.

Health tourism; In short, it is the visit of individuals to a country other than their country of residence in order to receive both preventive, curative, rehabilitative and health-promoting services. Health tourism is a sector that allows the growth of health institutions by using the potential of mobility for international health purposes.

Health tourism;

  1. Thermal Health Tourism
  2. Medical Tourism
  3. Elderly Tourism (3rd Age Tourism, 3. Age Tourism)
  4. It includes the concepts of Disabled Tourism.

In addition, international patient classification was made by the Ministry of Health as follows;
• “Medical Tourist” for people who travel from their place of residence to gain health,
• “Patient Receiving Services within the Scope of Tourist Health” for tourists who have to receive emergency or unplanned health services during their holidays,

• “Patient Coming from Countries with Bilateral Agreements in the Field of Health” for those who come to Turkey within the scope of bilateral agreements made by the Ministry of Health with some countries in many areas related to health,

• Persons who come to Turkey to benefit from each other’s health services within the scope of the agreement between social security institutions are called “Patient Coming from Countries Contracted with the Social Security Institution”.

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