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Healthcare and inequality - The Facts

November 2012

A matter of life and death: the contrasting rates of mortality, access to medicine and care across the globe.

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 457 This feature was published in the November 2012 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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  1. #1 NovaC3 16 Jul 13

    Amongst other things, basic healthcare is the most expensive commodity within a country, and access to it divides the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ more. To some, healthcare seems to be a lucrative business, as it is basic and a necessity. More and more healthcare providers have expanded themselves to the luxury side of it by providing inexpensive yet quality cosmetic surgery, which includes dental surgery and laser eye surgery (popularly known as lasik). These luxury healthcare services are seen mostly in places or countries where there is lower cost in setting up, including human resources (doctors and nurses). Thus, there is an increasing trend of people going for medical travel because of this, and I see it steadily increasing thru the years.

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