News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 23

UPMC acquires hospital in Ireland, assumes full ownership of its cancer clinic BeckersHospitalReview.com - Pittsburgh-based UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Ireland, and assumed full control of the hospital's cancer center, which it has operated as a joint venture for the last 12 years. Three Big Reasons U.S. Healthcare Spending Outpaces Other High-Income

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 22

What Medical Tourist Need to Know to Stay Safe and Healthy TroyMedia.com - More Canadians frustrated with long wait times for elective surgeries are willing to leave the country and pay out of their own pockets for procedures and treatments.   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Goes Global in Partnership with United Arab Emirates FierceHealthcare.com-

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 21

5 Medical Conditions That Cost More Than $15K Per Hospital Stay  Fiercehealthcare.com - Heart valve disorders lead the list of the most expensive medical conditions with the highest average cost per inpatient stay, according to an analysis by Business Insider. CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to

Volume 9, Issue 20: News in Review

Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World  HealthDay.com - Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows. First Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum Traveltradeweekly.travel - Themed Reimagining Experience, the first Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum is taking place on February 20

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 19

Medical Tourism Dips Due to Mismanagement Financialtribune.com –The number of medical tourists to Iran has declined in the first half of the current fiscal year (started March 21) due to the lack of organized services that led to fraudulent activities in the sector, Iran's top tourism authority said.   Why the U.S.

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 18

Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents in Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.   Npr.org – Two pills to wipe out hookworm could cost you 4 cents. Or $400. It just depends where you live. The 4 cents is in Tanzania. That'll cover the two pills it takes to knock

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 17

The Cleveland Clinic joins other providers eyeing affiliate agreements in China Fiercehealthcare.com – Healthcare organizations are looking to international markets to increase the reach and depth of their brands.   Epidemic Of Health Care Waste: From $1,877 Ear Piercing To ICU Overuse NPR.org – Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 16

Soaring global obesity rates come with hefty price tag cbsnews.com – New research is offering fresh insight into the global epidemic of obesity, revealing which countries are suffering most, how much it could cost them to treat related illnesses, and giving one glimmer of hope in the battle to beat the bulge.

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 15

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The Proliferation & Considerations of Medical Tourism Huffingtonpost.com – A colorful facet of globalization has been the blurring of international boundaries, allowing individuals to travel across country lines with ease to enjoy services and unique cultural phenomena different from their own. Healthcare has become one such sought-after service in the international

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 9, Issue 14

Joint replacement model mandatory areas slashed in CMS proposal Mcknights.com – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to drop the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from 67 to 34, according to a proposal issued Tuesday. CJR participants in the remaining areas