Bulgaria

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Healthcare system

The state healthcare system is patchy, while private care is much better. Citizens are entitled to free medical, dental and hospital treatment in Bulgaria, including free treatment from a GP, free ref ...

Health insurance

The universal free state healthcare system is a social insurance one paid for by taxes. The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) has serious financial problems. Citizens are entitled to free medical, ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Sofia
Population : 7.4 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 : Sofia
Population : 7.4 million
Main languages spoken : Bulgarian
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +359
Internet domain : .bg
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 15200 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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Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2011
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OECD
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OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
WHO 2011
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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WHO 2009
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PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
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Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
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WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
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Obesity surgery

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

Medical tourism

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