Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Jose F.G. Ledesma , St. Luke's Medical Center
Healthcare practitioners and consumers in Western countries generally assume that medical technology and practice in a poor and developing country like the Philippines are way behind when compared to those in the United States and other Western countries. That this assumption is ill-founded is apparent when one looks at the leading medical centers in that Pacific nation. More countries are discovering that the Philippines can offer world class healthcare at a fraction of the cost in the United States. Also interesting is a comparison of the healthcare systems of the U.S. and that English-speaking archipelago of 7,100 beautiful islands.
J. F. Ledesma, "The Status of Medical Technology and the Healthcare System in the Philippines," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 163.