Concierge medicine for wealthiest patients widens healthcare divide

June 8, 2017

Many of the wealthiest patients in the U.S, are paying five-figure annual fees to ultra-elite concierge practices, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

The New York Times reports that these boutique practices charge as much as $80,000 per family per year and business is booming.

Hospitals are also trying to meet the needs of these wealthy patients. For example, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York is working with a designer so VIP patients will think they are in a luxury hotel instead of a healthcare facility

A suite in the maternity ward with a separate sitting room for family and kitchenette may cost these patients $2,400 a night.

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