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Globalization and healthcare: Operating profit

The Economist, August 14, 2008

Over the next few years, the world is likely to see a lot more investment, medical staff, and patients crossing borders into other countries. The surge in global medical tourism could prove a powerful catalyst for government bureaucracies and sclerotic American health-maintenance organizations to think afresh about what they do, according to this article in The Economist. It may even introduce competition to private healthcare in America and elsewhere, say the authors.