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More and more foreigners are seeking medical treatment in Thailand each year, with 2012 expecting to see 2.53 million foreign patients generating Bt121.6 billion (S$4.9 billion) in income.  ...

PUBLIC CARE: SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM IS BOTH FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE: Rachel Tutte is co-chairwoman of the B.C. Health Coalition, and works as a physiotherapist at a public rehabilitation hospital in Vancouv...

The destinations of choice are India, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, where the costs of surgery are only a fraction of what they are in the United States. ...

This is not how Jay Tronson pictured the hospital. In photos online — though maybe he was looking at pictures of the wrong hospital — he saw a modern glass structure sitting on a grassy hilltop, n...

Bumrungrad and Bangkok Hospital offer first-class medical services at Third World prices. The sight of porters and valets at their lobbies’ entrance; massive columns, high ceilings and subdued light...

What's called medical tourism – patients going to a different country for either urgent or elective medical procedures – is fast becoming a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry. The reasons pat...

We consumers of health care have been waiting a long time for hospitals and doctors to start really competing on their quality of care.We employers have been derelict in buying health care for our emp...

Scientists make red blood cells from embryonic stem cells; may someday help transfusion supply. Scientists say they've found an efficient way to make red blood cells from human embryonic stem cells, a...

This story suggests that the often-stated belief that all health care is local is being challenged by global competition. Earlier this week, a survey conducted by the association of state insurance co...

Aah. Summertime. The smell of coconut sunscreen, laughing children, and vacations. And for some, a time for that surgery they've been putting off. Say what???...

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