HealthLeaders Media Marketing Weekly - July 28, 2010 | Lessons from European Healthcare Marketing (Or the Lack Thereof)
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Lessons from European Healthcare Marketing (Or the Lack Thereof)
Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media

While I was traveling in Europe earlier this month, I spoke to three people who each had very different experiences with the universal healthcare systems in Portugal and England. One visited an emergency room, one stopped by a clinic, and another went through a series of treatments for a long-term affliction. As I talked to them, I realized there are many insights American healthcare marketers can glean from their European counterparts. [Read More]
  July 28, 2010


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