Poland leads in medical tourism

Published on 2 September 2010 at 10:59

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Medical tourism has become Poland’s specialty”, Rzeczpospolita excitedly leads on its front page. In the first half-year, some 120,000 foreigners visited Poland to use medical services, spending over €0.25 billion. What has been driving this boom? “The main draws are competitive prices, especially for dental and plastic surgery services”, explains the daily. A dental implant costs close to three times as much in the UK than in Poland. However, the largest group of “medical tourists” are visitors from Germany.

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