The Institute

Medical tourism is defined as travel outside one’s home place (mainly outside one’s home country) in search of healthcare services along with a medical package offered in a given destination. If managed properly, it offers a development opportunity not only for the entities directly involved in the provision of services to health-seeking tourists, but for the whole region as well. This contributes to the development of tourism and a positive image of a given place as an attractive locality for investors, residents and tourists alike.

The purpose of the Institute for Medical Tourism Research and Development is to integrate the medical tourism environment as well as gain and disseminate sound knowledge oriented towards practical solutions in this field.

We are a institution established out of its founders’ conviction that a common goal can help us achieve more and better results.


An invitation to cooperate

As an association committed to promoting the development of medical tourism, we would like to invite institutions, businesses and individuals for cooperation on projects that are convergent with the objectives of the Institute. To contact the Institute, simply fill in the form in the contact section of our website or send an e-mail to: biuro@ibirtm.pl.


Our objectives

Gathering all the information available in scientific elaborations, books, articles, reports and actual data obtained from clinics and hospitals in the field, our intention is to do our best to address a few key questions during our activities:

1. What has, so far, been written and published by Polish specialists on the issue of medical tourism?

2. What is the actual number of medical tourists that travel to Poland each year?

3. From what countries do they arrive predominantly and can we describe a typical tourist that benefits from medical treatment in Poland?

4. What is the value of the medical tourism market in Poland and how can this potential be better utilised?