To all those in the workers’ comp world who have pooh-poohed the idea of less expensive surgeries outside of the US, I give you the following blog post from Archimedicx for you to ponder while you are celebrating the birth of a Jewish carpenter.
Out of the ten hospitals mentioned, there is one US hospital. So that tells you that you are wrong, and that international hospitals are less expensive and can provide equal or better care than what is available in the US.
So those of you who think my idea is ridiculous and a non-starter, and you know who you are, look in the mirror. You are the ones with a ridiculous and stupid idea.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Maybe 2016 will be the year workers’ comp grows out of its narrow-minded, American exceptionalism and embraces the globalization of health care.
Here is the link to the Archimedicx blog: