January 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jan2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8
The author ponders on the early stages for the healthcare industry on competing in a global economy. He believes that healthcare is more personal and rooted in healing. He thinks that preparing to provide better service, better outcomes and better efficiency without waiting for international barriers to fall is the best protection against an economic downturn. He stresses the need for the healthcare industry to create a strategy in order to compete in a period of globalization.


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