Author | Martin I. Kalish, MD, JD


Traveling abroad for treatment can be perilous

February 01, 2007

In an attempt to reduce healthcare costs, a U.S. company is encouraging its employees to go abroad for necessary medical or surgical care. A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor noted that Blue Ridge Paper Products in North Carolina is sending an employee to India for two surgeries that will cost about $20,000-far less than the estimated $100,000 for comparable procedures in the United States.