"Medical Tourism" is the term given for individuals seeking treatment abroad. It has grown over time as the quality and the attractiveness of low cost medical treatment in Turkey have grown in reputation and stature.
As the cost and waiting times of medical treatment increase in countries like the UK, USA, UAE, Germany many people view this service as an effective and reliable alternative to expensive private health care. Many combine their treatment with a holiday to their destination, hence the term "Medical Tourism".
On the other hand patients from developing countries go on medical tourism due to lack of facilities in their own countries.