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Japan aims to slash number of hospital beds

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16-Jun-15 The Japanese government will seek to slash the number of hospital beds by more than 10% to 1.19 million by 2025, hoping it will curb ballooning medical costs in a graying society. To compensate, the government will also step up efforts to ensure that 300,000 patients can receive medical treatment at home or in nursing-care facilities. [image: Wikicommons]

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It's official: India's private hospitals cost an arm and a leg

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09-Jul-15 Private hospitalization in India is prohibitively costly, a survey by the National Sample Survey Organization has found. On average treatment at a private hospital costs over three times more than at a government facility. People go to private hospitals because government hospitals are so few and under so much pressure, according to the People's Health Movement. [image: Live Mint]

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