Health System in Turkey
Turkey offers high quality healthcare services. The provision of law in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey clarifies; “Everyone has the right to social security”, which ensures that all citizens have access to health services. Both public and private health services are easily accessible and affordable.
The revolutionary steps taken in recent years have caused Turkey’s healthcare system to come to the fore in the world as in many other areas. While the medical infrastructure is developing rapidly, the bed capacity has increased with the newly opened health centers. With the modernization of medical education, the increase in the number of physicians specializing in different fields has increased the level of expertise of the country in many new fields such as aesthetics, eye and heart surgeries.
Health Services Offered by Turkey
Turkey, in all medical specialties; eye diseases, orthopedics and traumatology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, gynecology, general surgery, oral and dental diseases, neurosurgery, skin and venereal diseases (dermatology) and pediatrics. In recent years, Turkey has stepped forward in the fields of organ transplantation, eye and dental care, plastic surgery and hair transplantation. This diversity of healthcare services creates an attractive environment for both “medical tourists” and an increasing number of “international retirees”.
Why Turkey for Healthcare?
High service quality; The accessibility of 1.5 billion people from 3 different continents within a four-hour flight distance, its geographical and strategic location and mild climate make Turkey stand out in the field of medicine in the world.
One of the most important factors that make Turkey one of the most important countries in the world in health systems is the expertise and experience of physicians. Because of the general understanding and education system in the country, the first choice of smart and successful students is medical schools.
On the other hand, due to the population density and structure, the number and variety of cases encountered by medical doctors in their field of expertise is much higher than many developed countries. This increases the opportunity for “on-the-job training” and provides substantial experience to physicians. These two cases are to ensure that the quality of healthcare professionals in this country is high.
The issues that make Turkey a center of attraction and advantageous compared to other countries can be summarized as follows:
Health services above world standards
Strong health technology infrastructure and high bed capacity
• Number of accredited health institutions and organizations
• Number of specialist physicians in different fields
• Advanced technological treatment methods
• Competitive price level
• Personalized treatment methods
• Foreign language speaking service personnel
• Short waiting times
• Complementary and alternative medicine opportunities in addition to traditional medicine methods