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Distribution of medical tourists in South Korea in 2018, by province

Nearly 65 percent of foreigners who came to South Korea as medical tourists in 2018 went to hospitals and clinics in the capital city of Seoul, around 245 thousand out of a total of almost 379 foreign patients. Altogether, approximately 82 percent of foreign patients went to medical facilities in the Korean capital area of Seoul, the province of Gyeonggido, and the city of Incheon.

Distribution of foreign patients traveling to South Korea for medical treatment in 2018, by province

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*Foreign patients refer to foreigners who do not reside in Korea and are not covered by the South Korean national health insurance.

A patient visiting more than one medical department counted as one patient.

Figures have been rounded.

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