External Article22 January 2018
Annually, around 250 thousand people from 177 countries receive medical treatment in Germany. Around 100 thousand foreign patients are admitted into German hospitals. It is estimated that between 40 to 45% of foreign patients arrive ton Germany specifically for medical treatment. The European country receives more than 1.2 million euros annually as an income from medical tourism.
With these funds, hospitals employ more personnel, buy equipment and much more which is then available to all patients, local and international.
Most patients come from neighboring countries such as Poland, the Netherlands or France. There are also many patients from Russia, the Community of Independent States or from Arab countries in the Gulf. Above all patients from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait come to Germany.