Outsourcing surgery to India - Medical Tourism

NPR's All Things Condidered discusses patients travelling to India for top notch surgical treatment. One patient reports that his knee replacement surgery, flight to India, and 21 days in a luxury hospital room cost $8000, less than half the cost of the surgery alone if performed in the US. McKinsey says medical tourism will be a $2 Billion for India by 2012.

qv: NPR: A Passage to India for Medical Treatment

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.