Questions Raised Regarding Mayo Clinic’s Abu Dhabi Hospital Plans

Fargo Forum’s Paul John Scott explores in this story criticism over Rochester-based Mayo Clinic’s teaming up with the United Arab Emirates government-owned health care corporation SEHA to establish Mayo’s first non-U.S. location in Abu Dhabi, which was announced last month.

Says one critic: “The Mayo Clinic is joining the rest of our health industry in its race to the bottom to maximize income. Instead of distributing health care according to medical need, we increasingly distribute it on the basis of the ability to pay.”

The story also ponders “how might the clinic navigate the sometimes striking social- and gender inequities embedded within the cultural and legal traditions of the UAE.”

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