Matt Young: China’s five-star clinics offer health for wealth

From Asia Times Online:

Notorious for lagging behind international standards, elite healthcare has gone high-end on the mainland, most visibly in the form of private clinics in luxury hotels. The St Regis is the latest to offer both butler, and clinical, services. In June, United Family and Clinics expanded its Chinese facilities – already marked by deluxe decor – into the Hotel St Regis, Beijing. “Do you know that hotel?” asked United Family ’ public relations manager Lily Sun, seated near a clinic bed draped in a golden sheet, an ornate flower-filled vase nearby. “It’s a very good one, [isn’t it]?”

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