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Medical tourism in practice
Las Vegas could learn a thing or two from a small town in Arizona

vegasinc.com…As evidenced by the number of Southern Nevadans who have been treated in Goodyear, Cancer Treatment Centers has nailed the medical tourism formula.

“People are willing to travel if it’s going to save their life,” said Tiffany Jenkins, a Cancer Treatment Centers spokeswoman.

Chinese visitors coming for medical tourism to get e-visas
focustaiwan.tw – Taiwan will soon launch an e-visa service on a trial basis for people from China visiting the country for physical check-ups, cosmetic surgery or anti-aging treatments, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Saturday.

Study: Employers seek to cut health costs
USA TODAY – As health care costs continue to increase, employers are looking for ways to cut costs, such as reducing spouse and dependent coverage in 2013, says a study out today. While the total cost of health care is predicted to rise 5.3%, to $11,507 per employee in 2013, the increase is slowing, says the new Towers Watson survey of 440 midsize and large companies. This year, in comparison, the cost is expected to increase 5.9%.

New Study: Rate of Preventable Deaths in U.S. Higher Than France, Germany, U.K.
The United States lags three other industrialized nations, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, on a key measure of health system performance-potentially preventable deaths-according to a new study in Health Affairs. Moreover, the pace of improvement in preventing deaths that could have been avoided with timely and effective health care is slowest in the U.S., finds the Commonwealth Fund-supported analysis.

 

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