Indian hospitals could show U.S. hospitals how to save money without cutting quality

By: Washington Post Opinions


The Affordable Healthcare Act may stave off some of the overarching problems for the nation on healthcare, but Ravi Ramamurti and Vijay Govindarahan speak to the reality that "the biggest challenge facing U.S. health care will remain reducing costs while improving quality care and access for patients." The U.S. government and the health care industry just can't seem to crack that problem. Until now - if we can look to India's health care system as an example, the U.S. might be able to modulate a solution. Ramamurti and Govindarahan say, "...our research has uncovered nine private hospitals [in India] that provide quality care at a fraction of the U.S. prices. Most are accredited by the U.S. Joint Commission International or its Indian equivalent."