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U.S. Residents Outsourcing Their Surgeries

The Boston Globe reports that more uninsured and underinsured Americans are flying to countries like India and Thailand to have surgery because surgical costs in the United States are so high. Some employers are even encouraging it, since the quality of care in those countries is high and the cost is substantially lower. This is yet another reason why U.S.

device manufacturers need to think globally.

The MD&DI staff is in New York City this week for the Medical Design & Manufacturing East tradeshow. When we return, watch this space for news from the show.

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