Health Care Globalisation

[Via isenDavid Isenberg] BBC News writes: “More and more international patients are travelling to India to seek quality health care at a fraction of the cost back home. Typically they are admitted at one of the many upscale private hospitals that have sprung up across the country. With state-of-the-art equipment and medical practitioners trained abroad, these ‘five-star’ hospitals now attract a new breed of international traveller – the ‘medical tourist’ . . . Open-heart surgery in the UK can cost more than $20,000 and double that in the United States. In India, leading hospitals can perform that surgery for less than $5,000.”

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