The Perfect Thai Vacation: Sun, Sea and Surgery

The Perfect Thai Vacation: Sun, Sea and Surgery - New York Times, September 10, 2002
The hospitals' efficiency and personal attention also come as a culture shock to many Western visitors. "Someone dressed in a beautiful Armani suit with little high-heeled shoes simply took me around from appointment to appointment and they immediately did all these tests, one after another," Mrs. Anderson said. "I went down and had lunch at the Starbucks in the lobby of the hospital, came back up and the doctor had on his desk the most beautiful file, all bound with tabs and everything, with all the results of the tests that they had done." "Something like that, as you know, is impossible in America," she added. "I mean, it's inconceivable."
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