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Has Brazil found the way to better primary care?

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03-Jun-15 Brazil's ambitious community-based, primary care approach, the Family Health Strategy, was launched in 1994. A study by UCLA finds that the approach is working. It is cost-effective and has led to reductions in infant mortality, hospitalizations due to chronic conditions, and deaths from stroke and heart disease. [image: UCLA Newsroom].

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M-health monitoring to be piloted in Singapore

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03-Jun-15 A smart health monitoring and alert system will be piloted in Singapore as part of its Infocomm Media Masterplan. Medical monitoring devices will be placed in the homes of chronic disease patients, and readings beamed directly to the clinics they frequent via wireless networks. If there are anomalies, the patient will be asked to go for a check-up. [image: Center for Technology and Aging]

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China’s rising cancer rates a boon for foreign hospitals

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03-Jun-15 China adds 3.07 million cancer cases per year, and the disease has spawned many new businesses. This year the coal city Datong will get a private cancer hospital built by US listed Concord Medical. The company has for years supplied imaging and radiotherapy equipment to public hospitals, and is now planning to open up to 10 a year. [image: Bloomberg]

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Columbia Pacific Management enters Shanghai hospital market

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01-Jun-15 Columbia Pacific Management – one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia, with 28 hospitals in India and Southeast Asia and three senior care facilities in China – is entering the China hospital market with a major investment in a 200-bed orthopedic hospital in Shanghai. [image: Northwest Asian Weekly]

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Medical tours emerge as growth engine for Korea

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29-May-15 SThe number of medical tourists visiting Korea grew at 35% on average annually since 2009, and is expected to surpass 1 million soon. 267,000 foreign patients spent USD504 mn in 2014, and 30,000 jobs were created. To maintain this growth, Korea needs a medical infrastructure to compete with those of other destinations such as Thailand and Singapore. [image: Business Korea]

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