Spain

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Healthcare system

In Spain, health care is provided by el Sistema Nacional de Salud (the Spanish National Healthcare Service) that has an extensive network of 800 hospitals and 2,700 medical centres throughout the coun ...

Health insurance

Spain provides universal health care to all of its citizens under a tax-financed scheme run by Insalud (Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria). Over 90% of the population uses this system for their ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Madrid
Population : 46.7 million
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Medical tourism

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Events

AIRS International Conference and Exhibition on Genomics and Microbiomics 2019

30 May, 2019 to 01 June, 2019

Barcelona

The AIRS International Conference and Exhibition on Genomics and Microbiomics 2019 will focus on learning from new research in genomics and microbiomics.

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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Madrid
Population : 46.7 million
Main languages spoken : Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +34
Internet domain : .es
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 31850 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
Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
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
WHO 2013
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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
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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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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
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
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
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
WHO

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016

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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Events

AIRS International Conference and Exhibition on Genomics and Microbiomics 2019

30 May, 2019 to 01 June, 2019

Barcelona

The AIRS International Conference and Exhibition on Genomics and Microbiomics 2019 will focus on learning from new research in genomics and microbiomics.

 
 

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Industry participants

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Featured organisations

ICR Ophthalmology Center Barcelona

Clinic in Barcelona

Institut Català de Retina (ICR) in Barcelona, Spain is an ophthalmology centre of reference at both national and international level offering comprehensive ophthalmological care across all specialties including refractive surgery, cataract surgery, treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal surgery, corneal surgery, treatment of glaucoma, oculoplastics, paediatric ophthalmology and emergency eye care.

Reproduction Unit of Gutenberg Centre

Clinic in Malaga

The Gutenberg Centre Reproduction Unit (URE) is regarded as one of Spain’s top fertility centres with over 30 years of experience. The centre was established in Malaga in 1987, and now has a team of vastly experienced professionals who are experts at providing fertility services such as: artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), assisted hatching, semen analysis and egg donation.

IMOR Foundation

Clinic in Barcelona

The IMOR Foundation in Barcelona, Spain specialises in brachytherapy and radiotherapy. A pioneer in the treatment of prostate cancer using brachytherapy (internal radiotherapy), IMOR also uses this technique in breast brachytherapy, gynaecologic brachythe

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