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 Countries

ManagedHealthcareExecutive.com – Higher healthcare spending in the United States compared to other high-income countries is, in part, due to administrative complexity and high prices across a wide range of healthcare services.

Staying ‘Maayo’ in Cebu

SunStar.com – CEBU maybe one of the top tourist destinations in the country as it boats of highly regarded beaches and falls unique in the area.In fact, Cebu is being eyed as an alternate destination with the closure of Boracay.

76% Jump in Foreign Tourist Count in 2017

TimesOfInida.IndiaTimes.com – The rise in the number of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) in the city has led to an impressive growth spurt in footfall, with foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to Hyderabad recording a 76 per cent jump in 2017.

JOSESU: General Babangida Caused Rise of Medical Tourism Among Nigerians

Today.NG – As President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back from his four-day medical trip to London on Saturday, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has blamed the past administration of Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), for promulgating Decree 10 of 1985, which it said, debased the nation’s health sector and reversed the fortunes of Nigeria as a top destination for medical tourism in Africa.

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