NUMBEO

Health Care in Tokyo, Japan

Component of health care surveyedSatisfaction %
Skill and competency of medical staff
81.08 Very High
Speed in completing examination and reports
85.14 Very High
Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment
85.81 Very High
Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports
78.29 High
Friendliness and courtesy of the staff
82.43 Very High
Satisfaction with responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions
74.32 High
Satisfaction with cost to you
71.05 High
Convenience of location for you
81.58 Very High

Contributors: 38

Last update: August 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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4 Comments so far

#John Peddubriwny on Jan 05, 2016 :
@Gabe Harman. I agree with you regarding Lala's comment. You do not get to be among the countries with the highest longevity for it's citizens if you are 50 years behind the times in medicine. To go off-point, on the subject of Obama care, I read that the US ranks 34th for life expectancy, and that they are the only country in that 34 that does not have "social medicine". Another anomaly is that twice as many people (per-capita) die in UK hospitals as in US hosptals, yet Brits live longer! How can this be? One possible explanation is that when Brits are ill, they are not terrified that they may become bankrupt by being treated in a hospital.
#Ela on Dec 06, 2015 :
I have a 15 years experience in Japan, having different small or bigger medical problem (2-3 time a year), but except some "stupid experiences", I have nothing bad to say, only nice words.
My "family doctor" retired 2 years ago, at a 94 years old age. He was an excellent doctor, he was taking care about me including on his free time. He gave me his "private" phone number to call in the case of an emergency. I was the youngest patient of this doctor (I am almost 50 years old). He "made" me well after heavy burn on my face, after being poisoned by a dangerous local spider or by "futsu mosquito" (I have no natural anti-toxine in my blood, like local people have) or other "small-big problems", small for others but big for me.
Another place I was sometimes visiting was a hospital, for specialized check-up... a perfect place, the most new medical devices, also the best trained doctors. (and providing also english language).
Another hospital I visited was also "specialised" and I have only good words to say about the medical care I get here.
Bad experiences - only twice -
1. once at an emergency room in an isolated area, but a big hospital - after falling down 2 m into a concrete river bed - I was waiting a doctor almost 1 hour and after an x-ray another one hour to hear that I am well, nothing broken - that fact I told to the staff at entering the emergency room (walking on my legs), I was asking only for cleaning and stopping the blood to flow out... (blood stopped alone in that 2 hours anyway, but cleaning was not done, so I get infected very bad)
2. when I was once waiting for 6 hours at the door of the doctor, from 9 00 Am ( 9 30 was the appointment time). I really did not understand what was the problem, and I get so angry and told them how stupid they are. (in exchange for my waiting time, I get a "big discount" at the cashier)
#Gabe Hartman on Oct 13, 2015 :
I have had a total of four medical procedures in Japan three orthopedic procedures and one outpatient surgery. I read Lala's comment and I am a bit taken aback, I received the best care and had full recoveries. The doctors in Japan treated me better than any doctor in America and were willing to listen to my questions and take the time to explain the complexities of each operation. The cost involved for all surgeries is less than the deductible for a basic Obama Care plan.
#Lala on Nov 10, 2013 :
This is total BS. Of all the great things in Japan and all of their advancements is science, the medical industry is horribly bad. The quality of the doctors and their knowldge is about 50 years behiend the rest if the world. Very unfortunate.