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Archive for October, 2011

74% of American women would leave the US for IVF

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A recent survey conducted by Ipsos Reid to gauge American women’s attitudes towards In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has found that 74% would travel outside the US for treatment if success rates were higher and treatment costs were lower. The trend of medical tourism is rapidly sweeping across the US and is […]

Why Silicon Valley Is Running Scared From Healthcare

Theatlantic.com, by Allan May—Innovation is the jewel in the crown of the US healthcare system. We surely can’t brag about having the most affordable medical insurance, or the longest-living patients. But we can brag, and do brag, about having the most cutting-edge medical- and bio-technology in the world. So this should scare you. Medical device, […]

Thailand Mitigates Tourism Threat

TravelDaily.co.uk—The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is preparing a response plan to mitigate the potential impact of the European debt crisis, widespread flooding in Thailand and recent bombings in the restive south. The agency still expects European arrivals to grow over the coming months, but is concerned about slowing arrivals from key markets. The UK, […]

Satori World Medical Appoints Geoffrey Harris to Its Strategic Advisory Board

PR.com—Satori World Medical, a leading medical travel company, has appointed Geoffrey Harris to serve on its Strategic Advisory Board. Satori’s Strategic Advisory Board assists the company’s Board of Directors and senior management team in the design of Satori World Medical’s forward-looking strategy and tactics. Geoffrey Harris was previously the Managing Director in Investment Banking at […]

Medical tourism from the UK set to increase due to restricted healthcare budgets

Government austerity measures could lead to a rise in the number of UK patients traveling abroad for medical treatment, if NHS waiting lists start to lengthen. Many could end up going to newer EU member states such as Poland and Bulgaria, finds a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The report, entitled “Travelling for health: the […]

Lessons From Abroad: The Dutch Health Care System

In a new series on The Commonwealth Fund Blog, Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at the New Republic and the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price, will explore the healthcare systems of four countries: the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom and Germany. With Commonwealth Fund […]

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Cuts ‘will boost medical tourism’ The Press Association— Government cuts could push up the number of patients travelling abroad for medical treatment, a new report has suggested. If waiting times for NHS treatment rise – or therapies go unfunded – more patients will seek help abroad, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit study. Oklahoma City […]

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