Case Stady

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1. What are the facilitating developments that have allowed health care to start globalizing? - Health care and health insurance in the U.S. is becoming ever more expensive - Educational opportunities in the medical field are expanding for people from other countries - Travel is relatively inexpensive and very fast - Communications technologies allow information to be shared almost instantly around the world 2. Who benefits from the globalization of health care? Who are the losers? Patients who are uninsured or underinsured definitely benefit because they can potentially avoid crippling medical bills for the care they need. Insurance companies may also benefit due to not having to pay such large amounts for domestic…show more content…
The rapid growth of the Internet (World Wide Web) has been a major force facilitating and allowing hospitals in the U.S. to send images (i.e., X-rays, Ct scans, MRI scans, and ultrasound) over the internet to doctors/skilled workers overseas who specialize in reading/interpreting diagnostic medical images. This reduces the workload on medical specialists in the U.S., cuts costs, and is effectively faster. Some of these countries are on the opposite side of the globe, thus the images could be interpreted while it is nighttime in the U.S. and be ready for the attending physician when he/she arrives for work the following day. In addition to developments in communication technology, a major innovation in transportation
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