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

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 9, Issue 13

Making Greece a Medical Tourism Destination Neokosmos.com – It was an unofficial 'summit meeting', but it may bear very official fruit, presenting Greece with the opportunity to become a hub for medical tourism. Kenya Takes the Lead in Medical Tourism Nation.co.ke – Private health and wellness facilities are setting Kenya apart as one

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 12

Why Medical Travel Insurance is a Must globetotting.com – When I was 25 and living in Beijing, China, I fainted and fell down a small flight of stairs. Medical Tourism in Asia to surpass US $14 Billion in five years eglobaltravelmedia.au – The growth in medical tourism to Asia shows no signs of

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 11

China’s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment nytimes.com – Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system. Report outlines priorities for US global health role cidrap.umn.edu – An expert committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and