Belgium

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Healthcare system

Belgium is a leading nation in Europe for high quality, affordable health care and efficient specialist procedures. There is wide range of specialist and general hospitals and clinics. ...

Health insurance

Belgium’s healthcare system is based on a compulsory social health insurance model, universal for all residents. This compulsory health insurance is part of the social security system financed by t ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Brussels
Population : 10.8 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Brussels
Population : 10.8 million
Main languages spoken : Dutch, French, German
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +32
Internet domain : .be
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 40280 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
Nurses (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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WHO
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OECD
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD

Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016

Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
OECD 2017

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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Industry participants

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Featured organisations

Singelberg Clinic

Clinic in Beveren-waas

Top quality cosmetic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery in Belgium, the Singelberg Clinic can offer treatment in either their private clinic or 2 Belgian general hospitals.

Be Clinic

Clinic in Overijse

Be Clinic offers cosmetic and plastic surgery in Brussels, using the most advanced techniques. Cosmetic procedures available include breast augmentation, facelifts, nose correction and liposuction.

Clinic BeauCare

Clinic in Brussels

Clinic BeauCare is one of the leading providers of cosmetic surgery in Belgium. Working only with highly qualified plastic surgeons and with almost 20 years of experience in plastic surgery, they are located in the heart of Europe within easy reach of every one.

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