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Southeast Asian hospitals are seeking new markets

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26-Feb-15 The current growth of medical tourism is not stopping Southeast Asian hospitals from thinking about future business. Many are looking beyond their borders in the search of new sources of revenue. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thailand's largest private hospital operator, recently opened its third institution in the only foreign country that it operates in, Cambodia. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Mexico is an attractive choice for manufacturing medical devices

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26-Feb-15 Mexico is the fifth largest exporter of medical devices globally. The country has the advantage of proximity to the US and 20% lower manufacturing costs than other leading manufacturing nations. Since financial norms emphasize cost reduction for suppliers to OEMs in the medical device industry, Mexico is emerging as a striking choice for mid-sized companies. [image: U-T San Diego]

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Australia's health spending in line with other countries

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24-Feb-15 While Australia’s healthcare system might suffer from some inefficiencies, the nation’s spending is roughly in line with that of other OECD countries. Australia spends a slightly lower proportion of GDP on healthcare (5.8%), compared with other nations in the OECD’s health expenditure database (6.6%), but actually spends more per-capita. [image: SBS]

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Australia's Healthscope back into the black, on track for prospectus targets

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24-Feb-15 Healthscope's private hospital business could grow faster but is held back by full wards and operating theatres, underlining the importance of its target to add 1,000 beds over the next three years. Half-year revenue growth of 6.3% was underpinned by patients with more complex and costly needs, and new funding arrangements with private health insurers. [image: The Sydney Morning Herald]

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