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Reducing Costs, Not Care: Medical Travel to New Zealand Can Help Alleviate Rising U.S. Healthcare Expenses for Insurers and Self-funded Employers
Date:4/8/2009

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The New York-based Commonwealth Fund has identified New Zealand as having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Furthermore, Watson stresses that the environment New Zealand offers medical travelers is underscored by some intriguing facts in the areas of crime and safety. These include:

  • In the recent Global Peace Index, New Zealand finished among the most peaceful countries at No. 4. The U.S. is ranked 97.
  • According to the Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends, New Zealand has a murder rate among the lowest in the world, ranking the 10th lowest out of 62 countries. The U.S. ranks 24th.
  • New Zealand also has low rates for the superbugs - MRSA and VRE as well as HIV. Its blood supply is considered among the safest in the world.

"New Zealand is sophisticated, diverse and multicultural, but it is the friendliness, honesty and openness of our people that will stay with you," added Watson. "We offer a clean, attractive, green, safe and peaceful and a political stable environment that promotes healing and offers excellent tourism opportunities."

Medtral New Zealand's services include joint replacement, hip resurfacing, cardiac surgery, robotic prostatectomy and more. Medtral was the first medical travel company to offer contingency insurance to cover the risk of major surgical complications.

About Medtral: Medtral New Zealand is the leading provider of medical travel in New Zealand for North American patients, providing world-class, non-acute care and treatment in some of the country's finest private hospitals. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Medtral New Zealand (www.medtral.com) can be reached at 1866-206-3582.

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