Journal of Applied Medical Sciences

Interconnectedness in Health and Health Care

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    Globalization is a phenomenon that touches upon every aspect of life, including health care. Most people think of globalization in terms of business but the health care has also been affected by this phenomenon in several ways, such as in the sharing of knowledge and in the movement of the workforce from one country to another. As a result of the interconnectedness brought about by globalization, borders virtually melt away for patients who seek treatment abroad for various reasons and health care organizations are undertaking different strategies to attract international patients. Combined, these lead to competitive forces such as pricing and variations in services offerings. This paper presents the transforming health care realities.