Zagreb, Croatia – Dental Treatments
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Medical tourism Croatia
Travelling to Croatia for healthcare services has become increasingly popular in recent years. The Croatian medical tourism industry is booming with high demand for a number of cosmetic and dental procedures.
Much of it’s success can be attributed to its membership to the European Union which brought with it many new opportunities that were not available outside of the single market. Being one of the last nations to join the EU meant there was a strong focus on Croatia’s ability to provide quality healthcare services at a lower cost than most western European healthcare providers.
In recent years the popularity of Croatia as a holiday destination significantly contributed to the increased demand for it’s services.
Croatia, officially known as the Republic of Croatia, is located in Central and Southeast Europe. It boarders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, and is on the Adriatic Sea. It capital and most populated city is Zagreb which has a population of just over 800,000.
It is also a member of the Schengen area.
Croatia is a developed country with a very high standard of living and is governed under a parliamentary system. It is a member of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and one of the founders of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The Croatian economy is primarily driven by the service and industrial sectors, in addition to agriculture and tourism. Tourism is a very good source of revenue for the country having been ranked in the 20 most popular destination in the world
Croatia healthcare system
Croatia has a universal healthcare system. Its citizens are covered by a basic health insurance plan which is given to them by law. Optional health insurance policies may be taken out if desired.
There are hundreds of healthcare institutions in Croatia, including 79 hospitals and clinics with 25,285 beds, caring for more than 760,000 patients per year. Ownership of hospitals is shared between the state and the Counties of Croatia. There are 5,792 private practice offices, and a total of 46,020 health workers in the country, including 10,363 medical doctors.
Croatia spends close to 7% of its GDP on public healthcare.
Travelling to Croatia for treatment
Croatia is a little over 2 hours from London. Each year there is an estimated 750,000 British nationals visiting Croatia. Thanks to so many low cost airlines that operate in Europe there a many regular flights between the UK and Croatia
While in Croatia if you need emergency assistance you may contact the nearest British embassy for support. If you’re a dual national, Croatian and British, the British embassy may only be able to offer limited support.
Be sure to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Although this type of insurance won’t help with the cost of your medical travel or any complications that may occur, it can be extremely useful when, and if, you’re confronted with and unexpected situation while out there.
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Dental treatment in Croatia
Dentistry and general dental care can refer to a wider variety of treatments and conditions of the mouth. Cosmetic dentistry is particularly popular with patients looking to improve their smile. Some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments include teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers and braces. General dental care procedures that focus specifically on dental hygiene and function include teeth cleaning, tooth filling, tooth extraction, root canal and dentures.
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