Will Health Tourism Disrupt America’s Hospitals?

The elderly man from Oman who was receiving a cardiac catheterization was the third international patient that Dr. Patel and I had seen in the past hour. Before him, there were two ...

The Dangers of Medical Tourism – A Growing Problem

The desire to lose weight and change bad habits can be one that takes people down an unsafe path. Bariatric surgery in the United States is a safe procedure with proven results. ...

How much Americans are spending on drugs compared to the rest of the world

mericans spend much more than people in most other countries on prescribed drugs. That’s one finding in a new report, Health at a Glance 2015, from the Organisation for Economic ...

The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation

That’s one finding from a new report, “Health at a Glance 2015,” from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). We’re spending more ...

What’s the real cost of better healthcare?

We are entering the era of personalised medicine. It was exemplified last week by a “milestone” trial of a new drug for prostate cancer that slowed tumour growth in 88 per cent ...

Medical Tourism: Orlando’s Emerging Attraction

Orlando has another attraction that has its own set of stories and memories worth boasting about. Of course, medical tourism is not usually mentioned in the same breath as Walt Disney ...

U.S. Still Behind Other Countries in Effective Health Care Spending

r years America’s gold-plated healthcare system has provided little bang for the buck. In 2013, the U.S. outspent 13 other high-income countries on medical care – including Australia, ...

Medical Tourism for the Masses: The Startup That Can Find You the Right Hospital

You need an operation. It may be elective, like a new nose, a procedure your insurer doesn’t think you need but you want, like a new knee, or a medical necessity like a kidney ...

Aging health: WHO call to action as world population over 60 set to double by 2050

People worldwide are living longer, says the World Health Organization in its World Report on Aging and Health. This is both good and bad. It gives us the chance to “pursue ...

Medical Tourism Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast, 2014

Medical tourism is a popular trend that has come about due to advances in the field of medical technology, growing number of patients and high level of expertise in the medical field. ...
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