Thai embrace of medical tourism divides professionals

Thai embrace of medical tourism divides professionals – Guardian, April 26, 2011
…There are also concerns over the growing divergence between state and private health provision. Some of the big private hospitals now resemble five-star hotels. Doormen will guide you to a gleaming marble foyer before elevator attendants take you to your waiting room. These “hotel-spitals”, designed specifically for the needs of foreign patients, mean that the Thai middle classes are increasingly unable to afford private healthcare provision at these centres…

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