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FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com.

FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com. 

What do analysts think 2018 has in store for the Thai hospital market?

We talk to analysts about what 2018 has in store for the Thai private hospital market, which is worth around US$5bn. One thinks M&A will pick up domestically, while another thinks the big story will be groups expanding abroad. As for medical tourism, it's set to rise in volume, but fall in value.

Nordic chain cracks America and looks to the world

A Nordic addiction clinic chain has cracked America, licensing its methodology to two North American groups and is now looking at international expansion in Far East Asia and the Middle East, including taking equity in partners. It claims that its outpatient approach achieves better results than inpatient rehab at a tenth of the cost and puts the size of the US addiction treatment market at $35bn.

Dentacoin – a cryptocurrency for the dental industry

A clinic in Taiwan just became the fourth dental practice to accept Dentacoin (DCN), after locations in the UK, Bulgaria and India opted into the dental industry exclusive cryptocurrency. Does it have a future?