Health Tourism Data
HEALTH TOURISM DATA
In 2002, the share of health expenditures in tourism revenues of Turkey was 1%; however, this rate increased to 4.5% in 2020.
In 2019, 662,087 patients received health services, within the scope of health tourism and tourist health. The amount of tourism income from foreign visitors and citizens residing abroad visiting for health and medical reasons was 1.065.105.000 USD in 2019.
In 2020, 388,150 patients preferred Turkey to receive health services as the global epidemic caused a noticeable decrease in the number of health tourists. The amount of tourism income from foreign visitors and citizens residing abroad visiting for health tourism and medical reasons decreased to 548.882.000 USD in 2020.
In the first quarter of 2021, 110,716 people received health services and the amount of income obtained was 196.734.000 USD.
The most preferred clinical branches by international patients are respectively: Gynecology, internal diseases, ophthalmology, medical biochemistry, general surgery, dentistry, orthopedics and traumatology, infectious diseases and otorhinolaryngology.
Source: Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT)