November 2, 2012

Why Must Belgians Travel Abroad for Cancer Care?

Anne Jolis, Wall Street Journal

AP Photo

Imagine you're a Belgian industrialist with an idea for a device to treat certain cancers. You're convinced it would be a huge improvement over the existing standard. But it would also be hideously expensive, at least initially, and your specialized contraption will provoke cold sweats among your country's public-health accountants. How to convince investors you're not insane?

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TAGGED: cancer, health care, Belgium, Europe

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