Hospital Privatization in China It is Not

Hospital privatization in China is really corporatization. As a result, the way in for hospital investors is not through the hospital entrance, and neither is the way out.

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The following article is an excerpt of a longer article on Hospital privatization in China called "Corporatization Not Privatization" (click here to download pdf file). A link will also be made available at the end of the article. Hospital Privatization in China is Not What You Think It Is Tropes abound in any sort of writing about China - … [Read more...]

Vietnam Healthcare Comparison 1 – Is it like Thailand?

While it's tempting to analyze Vietnam healthcare trends by analogizing to Thailand, the benefits of this approach are limited.

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Your first bowl of Ho Chi Minh City's renowned pho, piled high with what to untrained senses seem like a multitude of variations of Thai basil, will combine inside your mind with the sensations and memories brought on by the humid climate and steady humming of motorcycles on the street nearby - there is always a street nearby - to strongly tempt … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About That Financial Times Article …

Last week's FT had a pretty interesting article on the challenges foreign senior care operators and investors are encountering in China. What - if anything - should we take away from this article?


If you haven’t already, head over to the Financial Times and read Patti Waldmeir’s column titled “The Changing Face of Growing Old in China.” Most of us in the senior care sector have read, written and been quoted by a number of press outlets over the years, primarily with an eye on the opportunity within China’s rapidly aging population. While … [Read more...]

The Vietnam Healthcare Moment

With the government's attention ready to turn away from stoking the fires of the economic engine, healthcare is ready to be reformed and we're going there to figure out what's happening

Vietnam healthcare exploration

Readers of this site are likely already familiar with our work beyond China.  Last year saw us be the first company to profile Myanmar’s healthcare system, with a detailed report on the country’s healthcare system and opportunities for foreign investment following.  In 2014, you will be able to see our work progress beyond China, into Singapore, … [Read more...]

China Might Slow, But the Region Won’t

As expectations from China are tempered, the South East Asian market becomes even more important to pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


Last May, Frost & Sullivan published a report that received good attention from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The report, titled “BRIC is Not Delivering Promises of High Growth in Healthcare Markets,” brought much-needed clarity to much of the euphoria about top-line growth targets in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and … [Read more...]