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In need of a new hip, but priced out of the US
With increasing access to online information, patients who have seen their purchasing ability decrease or have been turned down by insurance companies are increasingly turning to medical tourism as a realistic option. The article profiles patients such as Michael Shopenn who went to Belgium for his hip replacement. Implications for increasing price transparency, access and quality for patients are also touched upon in this insightful piece.