MEDICAL PROCEDURE COST COMPARISON BY COUNTRY

COST OF COMMON MEDICAL TREATMENTS ABROAD

BrokerFish is often asked about the treatment costs in different locations. Recent claims data organized by the International Federation of Health Plans shows a large variation in costs across and within countries, and below we present some of this data using the average price of treatments only for each country. Note the last column is the 95th percentile price of treatment at medical facilities, which are located in the USA.

Treatment Type New Zealand Netherlands Spain Switzerland Australia Argentina United States 95th Percentile
Branded Cancer Medication $989 $3,321 $3,348 $3,633 n/a n/a $6,214 $11,007
Branded Pain Medication n/a $112 $164 $138 n/a n/a $225 $461
Branded Acid Reflux Medication n/a $23 $58 $60 n/a n/a $215 $395
Angiogram n/a $174 $290 $216 $741 $818 $907 $2,516
Abdomen CT Scan $731 $279 $94 $432 $500 $128 $896 $2,724
MRI $1,005 $461 $154 $138 $350 $141 $1,145 $2,929
Hospitalization Cost per Day $2,491 n/a $481 n/a $1,308 $702 $4,293 $12,726
Appendectomy $6,645 $4,995 $2,281 $9,845 $5,177 $1,723 $13,910 $29,499
Maternity Costs: Normal Delivery n/a $2,824 $2,251 $8,307 $6,623 $2,237 $10,002 $17,354
Maternity Costs: C-Section n/a $5,492 $2,844 $10,681 $10,263 $2,972 $15,240 $27,446
Cataract Surgery $3,384 $1,610 $2,016 n/a $3,841 $1,038 $3,762 $8,233
Knee Replacement $20,668 $12,589 $8,100 $24,614 $21,435 $6,015 $25,398 $51,198
Hip Replacement $19,011 $11,513 $8,010 $19,722 $26,297 $6,862 $26,489 $53,644
Bypass Surgery $40,368 $15,742 $16,492 $36,509 $42,130 n/a $75,345 $151,886
Angioplasty $16,415 $5,295 $10,101 $10,897 $8,477 $5,246 $27,907 $61,184
Hip Prothesis $6,723 n/a $3,177 n/a $9,982 n/a $11,806 $25,843

We also note that medical treatment costs are rising, and are expected to rise more in emerging markets, fuelled by medical inflation driving demand and expectation factors, perhaps evening doubling by 2020.

For more information about Medical Inflation and the Cost of health insurance coverage, please see our other pages.

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