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With 166 million native Russian speakers and an additional 110 million as their second language, Russian is the 8th most spoken language in the world. MedOverseas is produced in Russian to provide access to this vast audience worldwide.
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Medical tourism from Russia
Medical Tourism from Russia commenced in the early 90’s as Industrialists commenced gathering riches and could afford specialised treatment abroad. It also receive a substantial boost at this time due the 1,000’s of Tscherbobyl victims suffering from extensive radiation poisoning.
As the Russian tourism industry grew, Medical Tourism somehow became left behind and is only recently emerging as an independent business sector. The aiGroup is actively supporting initiatives that promote professional conduct and responsibility in this growing sector.
Whilst the values of the Russian medical tourism market was estimated to be worth in excess of US$.1 Billion in 2010, the result of the lack of a professional landscape in Russia meant that Medical Tourism from Russia, had emerged primarily as a direct sell operation with substantial numbers of Hospitals, Clinics and other service providers advertising their services directly on the Russian internet.
The success of the Moscow Med Shows has clearly indicated that there is substantial interest in Russia for treatment abroad and that potential Russian patients are eagerly researching for information. MedOverseas has been created to fill this gap in Russia and act as a professional bridge for Russian patients and International Medical Tourism suppliers.
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According to the statistics of the exhibition in Moscow
"Treatment abroad / Medshow"
52% of Russian citizens who applied for medical support abroad in 2017,
did it due to the unavailability to solve their medical problems in Russia.
Due to this fact another feature of the Russian medical tourism is its geography. Americans and Europeans require treatment abroad because the cost of medicine in their countries is too high, that is why the main flows of patients from USA, Canada and Europe go to Asia — India, Thailand, China, South Korea, etc. Meantime these countries are trusted less among the Russians: the Russian patient prefers to acquire treatment in Europe and Israel, a little less in the US.
According to the statistics of MedShow.ru the first place in number of Russian patients among European countries is occupied by Germany: every fifth Russian who travels for treatment abroad wishes to go to this country. Whereas the most popular destination of medical tourism in Russia is Israel: this country gains 25% of all Russian citizens traveling for treatment abroad. In the top of most preferable for the Russians countries are: Germany (15%), China (10%), Hungary (7%), South Korea (5%), Czech Republic (5%), USA (4%), Bulgaria (3%), India (2%), Turkey (2%), Slovenia (2%), Italy (2%).
Survey of popular destinations of medical tourism in Russia
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What kind of medical services are the Russians looking for in foreign medical institutions? According to the research of organizers of the Moscow International Exhibition "Treatment abroad", the most popular medical services are in the field of cardiology, cardiosurgery, transplantation, oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, eye surgery, plastic surgery. Furthermore the Russians appeal to the foreign specialists for arranging an accurate diagnosis frequently.
The prospects for development of a medical tourism in global scale as well as in a national one are almost unlimited. The improvement of medical base allows more and more of new countries to be included in the industry: up to date, the development of this type of tourism is supported at the governmental level in 50 (!) states.
As far as Russia is concerned, as it was mentioned previously, it has exclusively outbound medical tourism, that means: all the prospects depend primarily on economic and political stability in the country. Experts in the field of economics and political science predict that the prosperity and mobility of Russians will grow, and as a result the number of traveling abroad Russians for medical services will increase. Speaking about unpredictable, but desired changes, the first thing to mention is the rather narrow geography of traveling on medical treatment abroad from Russia. One of the reasons is the low awareness of Russian citizens about the high quality of services and excellent qualifications of doctors from Asian countries which are considered to be doubtful among the Russians so far, but whose advantages are highly appreciated by the Americans and the Europeans for a long time.
Despite the fact that medical tourism in Russia is only at its initial stage, more and more citizens are showing interest in this industry, that makes the market players to develop not just their own business, but the information field as well: more expert information appears in the Internet, articles on medical tourism are published not only in the specialized press but also in the national prominent magazines, overseas exhibitions on treatment are arranged. Thus, it is fair to assume that the medical tourism for Russians will overcome the borders of Israel and Germany in upcoming years, and the Russians will become regular visitors of the resorts, clinics and health centers all over the world.