In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.

By: Mike Segal

In a front page article in its Sunday, August 4, edition, the New York Times discusses the very significant differences between a hip replacement performed in the U.S. as contrasted with one done in Belgium, based upon an actual case.  Apparently every aspect of the surgery – hospital, physicians, implants, drugs, recovery – is much less expensive in Belgium, and yet the patient – featured seven years later on top of a ski slope – is doing just fine!  This is certainly food for thought.

Please click here to read the article.

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