Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Send the Patient to Punjab

Sorry for the delay in posting this article on the rise of “medical tourism” companies.

What do they do?

Arrange for medical operations in other countries. Excerpt:

In June, GlobalChoice sent a patient to Punjab for a hip replacement that cost about $13,000, including airfare and a 20-day hotel stay. The estimated cost in the United States for the surgery alone? $40,000.

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