We define medical tourism as "the voluntary movement to a foreign country in order to undergo planned treatment there (to save health and life or improve its quality) for financial, quality reasons or due to the unavailability of services at home (lack of personnel, knowledge, equipment or too long waiting times or legal restrictions) sometimes combined with sightseeing in the places visited.
Several factors make Poland attractive to foreign medical tourists:
- good quality in particular medical fields,
- unique procedures and products,
- central geographic location,
- excellent flight connections,
- low costs,
- many Poles live abroad.
Poland's medical and health tourism offerings are most sought after in the following areas: