Thailand

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Healthcare system

The standard of healthcare varies from excellent if crowded public hospitals in major cities, to basic care in rural areas. The private system is mostly self-pay and the quality can vary from excellen ...

Health insurance

Public healthcare in Thailand is free for Thai citizens. Universal healthcare is provided by three systems, one for civil servants and their families, Social Security for private employees and the Uni ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Bangkok
Population : 69.9 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Bangkok
Population : 69.9 million
Main languages spoken : Thai
Main religion : Buddhism
International dialling code : +66
Internet domain : .th
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 13510 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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Population profile

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Healthcare workforce

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Healthcare expenditure

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Healthcare provision

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Healthcare activity

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Health profile

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Cosmetic surgery

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Obesity surgery

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Medical tourism

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Industry participants

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Bangkok Hospital

Private hospital in Bangkok

Established in 1972, Bangkok Hospital is an internationally accredited tertiary healthcare provider, renowned worldwide for their cancer and cardiology services. The private hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation across a wide scope of medical specialities, including: cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopaedics, neurology and much more.

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

Private hospital in Bangkok

One of Thailand’s leading private hospitals, Bangpakok 9 International Hospital has both JCI and HA accreditation and is staffed by an experienced team of specialist doctors. Located just 30 minutes’ drive from Bangkok International Airport, the fully-equipped, modern hospital offers an extensive range of high quality services to local and overseas patients, including general surgery, weight loss surgery, orthopaedics, cardiac care, breast care and surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, internal medicine, treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders, paediatrics, nephrology, sleep medicine, cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments.

Akesis Life

Clinic in Bangkok

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Akesis Life is a state-of-the-art integrative oncology centre offering a targeted, effective and kind approach to treating cancer based on enhancing the patient’s own ability to heal. Using an extensive variety of proven therapies designed to treat the root cause of the cancer and rebuild health, immunity and awareness, the Centre’s mission is that patients leave them not only cancer-free, but also with a better quality of life.

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