Recreational potential of medical tourism of Russia

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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2020 Oct;28(Special Issue):1180-1185. doi: 10.32687/0869-866X-2020-28-s2-1180-1185.

ABSTRACT
Since January 1, 2019, the Russian Federation has entered the global medical tourism market thanks to the approved federal project “Development of the export of medical services”. The level of attractiveness of a country as a global destination for medical tourists is determined by a number of factors: the level of medical technology, transport accessibility, proximity to donor countries of foreign patients; the level of realization of export potential, international reputation, medical marketing; the level of healthcare organization, international staff training, etc. Among the factors determining the success of the country as the destination of medical tourism, a special place is held by the recreational complex, spa treatment. The level of development of the recreational complex within the framework of medical tourism performs several tasks at once: it provides a full cycle of medical assistance to foreign medical tourists – from outpatient admissions and in-patient treatment to rehabilitation and recovery; sanatorium-resort treatment and rehabilitation are considered not only as an integral part of the complex of medical services, but also as an independent promising direction for the export of …

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