Going Global

Another reason that the reality of health care delivery going global should be a consideration in health care transformation thinking (from the Los Angeles Times):

Low cost isn’t the only reason Americans are traveling to foreign countries for healthcare. Timmi Ryerson of Vista, Calif., went abroad looking for expertise she couldn’t find at home.

Her deteriorating hip led her to India two years ago for a procedure known as hip resurfacing. The surgery has been performed for years in Europe and Asia but was still new in the United States.

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