Luxury Clinics (Part 1)
There are about 668 private clinics in Germany with specializations in services such as ophthalmology, heart surgery, neurology, psychiatry, among others. Most of these clinics are found in the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, and Lower Saxony. Below is the detail of our findings.
To provide the number of luxury private patient clinics present in Germany, we found a designated database for private clinics in Germany. While there is no standard rating which classifies these clinics as "luxury," we have leveraged information provided by third-party sources to make that determination. For instance, an article listed Helios-Kliniken and Asklepios-Kliniken among the top private clinics in Germany, which is corroborated by their respective websites. The websites of Helios-Kliniken and Asklepios-Kliniken hinted that they provide 5-star quality standards in their facilities and services. The source provides 61 Helios-Kliniken and 49 Asklepios-Kliniken in the country. Therefore, at least 110 (61+49) listed private clinics from the source can be considered as "luxury clinics".
We have also classified "luxury" by the services offered by each clinic. In the profile pages of the private clinics listed in the portal, it is common to find descriptions wherein they promote their clinics as equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and a treatment experience that makes one feel as if he/she is on a holiday, such as that of AirportClinic M. Others would also mention the scenic location of their clinic like that of Akutklinik Albstadt. For this request, such definitions were treated as indicative of luxury private patient clinics. Considering these assessments, we assumed that for a private clinic to be listed on the portal, it should be at par with those surveyed clinics to create a fair selection for would-be patients consulting the portal. It is based on this assumption that we have used the available list of clinics to provide an estimate on the number of luxury private patient clinics present in Germany.