Japan

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Healthcare system

Healthcare in Japan is free for every Japanese citizen, and also for expatriates and foreigners. Although there are numerous public and private hospitals as well as clinics, the Japanese have no GP sy ...

Health insurance

Payments for personal medical services are offered through a complex universal healthcare insurance system with equality of access, and fees set by government. Japan has a structure of universal healt ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Tokyo
Population : 126.4 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Tokyo
Population : 126.4 million
Main languages spoken : Japanese
Main religion : Shintoism, Buddhism
International dialling code : +81
Internet domain : .jp
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 37630 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
Physicians (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
General Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD
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OECD
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
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2012
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OECD 2016
No of hospital beds (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
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 2016

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
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OECD 2012
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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
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2012
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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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
Total cosmetic: Non-surgical procedures : Login to view
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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