To fix healthcare, some study developing world
Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2009
Cost-effective medical practices deployed in developing countries are delivering good results. With healthcare costs soaring in the United States, many experts are starting to ask whether the same healthcare solutions used in poor nations can be done here. But the obstacles range from the complexities of insurance reimbursement to regulations designed to protect patients. Another hurdle is cultural because of a deep-seated reluctance to accept that simpler and less expensive treatments like those used abroad might be good enough.