Spain continues its journey to become one of the reference countries for health tourism. In fact, during 2019 there were more than 140,000 people who came to Spain for health reasons, which made an expenditure of 600 million euros, a figure that is estimated to grow during this year, as explained by the Patronal del Turismo Sanitario.
Therefore, Top Doctors®, an online platform for finding and contacting the best medical specialists in private healthcare, audited and certified by the most rigorous doctor selection process in the world, responds in our country to the demand of international patients through its online directory, which has more than 7,000 specialists in Spain and more than 70,000 worldwide, and has adapted its services to English, Italian and Russian.
The company also has a mobile application available to any national or international user, which allows a symptom evaluation and a pre-diagnosis to be made at any time and place, or a conversation to be held with the specialist via chat or video consultation.
What and how does the international patient demand?
Once again this year, on the occasion of FITUR, January 22-26, the platform has drawn up an analysis of the medical demand of more than 3,000 foreign patients who made use of its services in the last year, which is shown in the following graphs.
Why do international patients choose Spain?
According to the medical platform’s market data, the main reasons why Spain is among the most highly rated destinations around the world are:
- The high quality of Spanish private medicine.
- Access to treatments they do not have in their own country.
- No waiting lists
- Competitive prices
- The post-surgical comfort, great services and facilities of Spanish clinics.
- The environmental conditions and the good climate in Spain all year round.
- Consumption habits, the Spanish Mediterranean diet and the gastronomic and cultural offer.