Portugal

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Healthcare system

In Portugal, there are many high quality clinics and hospitals but these can come at a high price - higher than many people could afford to pay out of pocket. The quality of health care and health car ...

Health insurance

Portugal has a public health system, providing free or low cost health care for those who contribute to Portuguese social security (segurança social), plus their families and retirees. There are char ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Lisbon
Population : 10.7 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 : Lisbon
Population : 10.7 million
Main languages spoken : Portuguese
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +351
Internet domain : .pt
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 25360 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2007

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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WHO 2003
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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
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OECD 2016
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WHO 2003
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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 2008
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2008

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
Coronary angioplasty (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
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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 2017
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
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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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OECD healthcare report on Portugal

Industry participants

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GIGA Saúde

Clinic in Lisbon

GIGA Saúde in Lisbon, Portugal is a modern, extensively-equipped clinic offering expert diagnosis and treatment for conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including traumatic injury, sports injury and joint pathology.

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