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How much would you expect to pay?
An MRI scan, which helps us to identify any problems with our bones or organs, is the lowest costing procedure listed here. In Burkina Faso, it costs an average of $100, whereas in the United States it can cost as much as $1,150, which is more than double the average worldwide cost.
Prices in the USA look even more extreme when we compare the cost of an intermediate operation, such as a hernia repair or having your appendix removed. In Ethiopia you could expect to pay just $100, but in the United States, it could cost as much as $13,675, which is more than 4 times the worldwide average cost of $3,200.
The most expensive operation listed here is the heart bypass, which is a procedure that improves blood flow to the heart. At its most expensive, this surgery can cost as much as $67,500 in the United States, compared to just $1,110 in Luxembourg – a difference of $66,390.
Surprisingly, the United States didn’t feature as the highest costing country when it came to joint replacements, such as knees and hips. Italy takes the top spot with a cost of up to $49,500, compared to $700 in Laos. Italy’s cost for joint replacements is nearly 5 times higher than the worldwide average cost for these operations.