United Kingdom

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Healthcare system

The UK has a mixed economy healthcare system, with patients able to access a free National Health Service, funded through taxation, or various private medical insurance schemes which are funded by emp ...

Health insurance

The NHS is financed mainly through general taxation together with an element of national insurance contributions by both employers and employees. It is not a health insurance as in some European count ...

Facts and figures

Capital : London
Population : 62.8 million
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Medical tourism

The UK has both a significant inbound and outbound medical tourism market. But these are very different markets. Although the inbound and outbound numbers are believed to be similar, there is a net be ...
 
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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : London
Population : 62.8 million
Main languages spoken : English
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +44
Internet domain : .uk
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 35760 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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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
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
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
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD 2016
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OECD
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2005

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
OECD 2017

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013

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

Doctor Internet

Medical tourism portals in Berkhamsted

DoctorInternet helps Arab patients and their families find out about healthcare services worldwide. There is an Arabic language version of DoctorInternet , as well as this English one. DoctorInternet features hospitals and doctors and medical travel services that cater specifically for the Arab patient. Patients can also submit an enquiry and get a quote for treatment abroad.

Cancer Centre London

Private hospital in London

As one of the UK`s premier cancer treatment facilities Parkside Hospital and Cancer Centre London has established itself at the forefront of cancer care in London, with internationally renowned cancer specialists/ doctors.

Perfect English

Interpreter in Berkhamsted

For many medical travellers, the first point of contact with a hospital or clinic is often a web site. And since many of them are seeking healthcare providers where communication in the English language is important, the web site can be an important factor in patient choice. A site that has been written in poor English reflects badly on you and the service that you offer and can discourage potential patients.

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