The Institute

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.


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?

Our activity




Publikacje w 2017

Publikacje artykuł dr Anny Białk-Wolf, Tourism tertiary education and research in Poland, który ukazał się w  European Journal of Tourism Research. (III) artykuł i redakcja książki

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Lista wystąpień publicznych w 2016

W ciągu roku wystąpiliśmy z prezentacjami na następujących konferencjach: „Podstawowe zagadnienia związane z turystyką medyczną oraz wybrane modele jej organizacji w krajach UE. Możliwości implementacji w

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Początek i pierwsze badania

Badania Rozpoczęcie badania klastrów polskich zajmujących się tematykę turystyki medycznej. Lista zbadanych klastrów dostępna jest tutaj. (XI) Powstanie Rejestracja Instytutu Badań i Rozwoju Turystyki Medycznej

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