Thursday, December 08, 2005

Medical tourism solves healthcare crisis.
A bone-marrow transplant costs $2.5 million in the United States. Doctors in India can do it for $26,000. Heart-bypass surgery runs $60,000 to $150,000 in this country. In Asia, the average cost is $10,000.
Slate via wired.
So there's a business niche: medical travel agent.
Update: here's an example. Don, Ho! The Hawaiian singer flew to Thailand to get his own stem cells injected into his heart by the King's doctor. That's my first link to a pajamas media story - they dress in pajamas a lot in thailand I guess. I expect to see this story at BoingBoing soon.


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