Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 164 - 176 2018-12-28

DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TOURISM IN DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY

Rojan Gümüş [1]

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Health tourism has grown in all over the world but the number of patients coming for health tourism to Turkey is very limited yet. Health tourism is potentially one of the strongest areas of Turkish tourism supply. This study provides a profile of the health tourism sector in Diyarbakır, Turkey. Although tourism officials discuss from different viewpoints that health tourism is one of the strengths of Diyarbakır tourism for future investment, the promotion of city’s qualified health institutions and staff, historical and natural places, and hospitality of citizens is not adequate in creating demand for health tourism. The aim of the study is to investigate the current status of health tourism in Diyarbakır and to make recommendations for future investments and promotional activities in order to increase number of medical tourists. The study is based on data delivered from tourism and health institutions for the years 2015-2018. The current paper reports that in 2016 and 2017 there is a meaningful increase in total tourist and health tourist number visiting Diyarbakır. Most of the patients received health service from private hospitals and came from Iraq. Germany, Syria and Azerbeijan are the countries which other health tourists come from.Foreign patients received healthcare service mostly from cardiology, orthopedics and traumatology clinics. Internal medicine, urology and general surgery are the following most prefferred health services by health tourists.

Health tourism, Foreign patients, Diyarbakır, Challenges, Opportunities
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-8113-6193
Author: Rojan Gümüş (Primary Author)
Institution: Dicle University, Ataturk Vocational School of Health Services
Country: Turkey


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APA Gümüş, R . (2018). DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TOURISM IN DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY. International Journal of Health Management and Tourism, 3 (3), 164-176. DOI: 10.31201/ijhmt.489522
MLA Gümüş, R . "DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TOURISM IN DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY". International Journal of Health Management and Tourism 3 (2018): 164-176 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ijhmt/issue/41797/489522>
Chicago Gümüş, R . "DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TOURISM IN DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY". International Journal of Health Management and Tourism 3 (2018): 164-176
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