What type of person chooses to go for treatment abroad?


The trend for UK patients to go abroad for medical treatment continues.

Whether for cosmetic treatment, dental procedures, help with fertility or any other of a number of therapies, more people from the UK are considering getting treatment abroad.

The factors driving patients towards international treatment include rising costs in the UK, longer NHS waiting lists and a postcode lottery in some areas.

But who is the typical UK medical tourist?

Treatment Abroad has analysed he demographics of UK medical tourists to gain a better insight into the market. This has been done through examination of the reviews submitted to the website Medical Tourism Reviews over the past year.

The analysis shows that the typical UK medical tourists is female aged between 35-44 years old. She is most liley to be looking for dental treatment, but the ever popular breast augmentation is not far behind.

Most reviewed healthcare treatments

  • Dental treatment
  • Breast augmentation
  • Obesity
  • IVF
  • Hair treatment

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