• İstanbul Health Expo 5. Hastane Donanımları, Medikal Cihaz ve Bütünleşik Sağlık Hizmetleri Fuarı 3. Uluslararası Sağlık ve Bakım Kongresi
  • 29 Kasım-2 Aralık 2017
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Health Tourism in Turkey and Regulations

One decade ago, public health organizations were dominant in healthcare industry of 
Turkey. After 1990, private sector investments have boomed in healthcare industry and it has 
made great progress (TUSIAD, 2009). 
This transition period is supported by well-educated and well-qualified physicians and other health staff and strengthened through the accreditation 
of healthcare organizations by international standardization organizations. Transition period 
has created high-quality but more affordable healthcare services for the local and foreign 
As a result, Turkey has become the medical tourism destination which hosts 40,000 
medical tourists from all over the world in a year (Istanbul Health Tour Service). While 
Turkey was shown as “other medical tourism destinations” in Grail Research (2009) (see 
Figure 3), a few years later; today, Turkey is shown among the key medical tourism 
destinations by the international authorities particularly in following treatment types: organ 
and bone marrow transplantation, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, oncology, gamma 
knife, in vitro fertilization, orthopedics and traumatology, spine surgery, neurosurgery, 
reproductive health and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, plastic surgery, dental services, 
ophthalmology (Foreign Economic Relations Board, 2011)