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Oct
25

London May be Facing a Crisis in Healthcare

London has been identified as a real problem area for the National Health Service because of the numerous health care challenges and costs associated with the capital city’s population.

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Jun
17

Medicare Readmission Penalties Punish Low-Income Hospitals

When a patient is treated and released from the hospital, doctors don't want to see that patient again. Not that they are cold or cruel - a patient who leaves the hospital and doesn't return, at least not within the next 30 days, is a patient who is ably managing their health condition. However, a patient who is treated and then readmitted to hospital before the end of the month hasn't…

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Apr
06

Kuwait National Healthcare System Transition Underway

Kuwait's national healthcare system is set to undergo substantial reform and transformation in the next 3 to 4 years under the new Kuwait Health Assurance Company (KHAC), affecting both nationals and expatriates who look for health coverage options in the country. Kuwait is looking to evolve its health services policy from a welfare state into a 'healthcare business.' KHAC was established in 2010…

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Mar
28

India Waives 5% Service Tax on Private Healthcare

Patients seeking private medical treatment in India will no longer be faced with an upcoming 5 percent service charge. India's federal government last week announced the rollback of the planned tax on health-care services after encountering substantial pressure from opposition political parties, the healthcare industry as well as the general public. Giving his general budget speech before Parliament,…

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Mar
25

Mergers Expected in Thailand Healthcare Sector

Industry analysts are expecting the increase in merger and acquisition activity in Thailand's healthcare sector to continue. Thai healthcare providers are determined to integrate more with one another to give them a national competitive advantage over the large foreign multinationals now entering the market. Under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) agreements, by 2015 many industries will be increasingly…

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Jun
22

Cost of Medical Treatment in China heading skyward

The cost of receiving medical treatment in China's upscale private healthcare facilities in Shanghai and Beijing is on an astronomic rise, only this time the regular suspects of medical inflation, old age and larger numbers of lifestyle illnesses may not be to blame. It seems that the limited number of high-end medical facilities has given them a corner on the market, which they have fully taken…

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Jun
02

Fortis and Khazanah vying for control of Parkway Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare, an Indian company, and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government's investment holding arm are in the middle of a battle over control of Singaporean healthcare group, Parkway Holdings. Khazanah recently offered S$ 1.18 billion (US$ 835 million) through its subsidiary, Integrated Healthcare, to increase its stake in Parkway to 51.5%, thereby controlling the company.…

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Jun
05

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