Healthcare heading overseas: Americans looking abroad for cheaper alternatives

Nightingale's Healthcare News Epstein Becker & Green attorneys Dale Van Demark and Kevin Ryan were quoted in the March 2008 issue of Nightingale's Healthcare News, in an article titled,"Healthcare Heading Overseas: Americans looking abroad for cheaper alternatives," which examined the increasing trend of medical tourism.

Van Demark, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Business Law Practices in the Washington, DC office, noted that cost savings and competitive quality of care are driving more Americans to look abroad for medical services.

Ryan, a Senior Attorney in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Business Law Practices in the firm's Chicago office, added that while the resolution of the issues remains open, malpractice and liability issues are important.