Monday, September 21, 2009

Medical costs by country

...for a few selected procedures.

Medical Tourism

Just to run some numbers....
For the heart bypass, the most expensive country charges 16.9 times more than the cheapest.
For the knee replacement, it's 7.1 times.
For the face lift, it's 2.5 times.

Heart bypasses are covered by most health insurance plans.  Knee replacements by somewhat fewer. 

Face lifts are elective surgery, and are not covered.  You want one, you pay for it out of pocket.

Notice a trend?

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