Special Report

The Most Expensive Medical Treatments in America

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20. Cancer of stomach
> Cost per episode of care: $10,091
> Annual expenditure on condition: $908,336,648 – #272 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #90,012 – #296 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #281 fastest

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19. Late effects of cerebrovascular disease
> Cost per episode of care: $10,965
> Annual expenditure on condition: $7,721,319,275 – #144 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #704,201 – #223 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #7 fastest

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18. Sickle cell anemia
> Cost per episode of care: $11,138
> Annual expenditure on condition: $766,767,193 – #282 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #68,840 – #301 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #8 fastest

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17. Appendicitis and other appendiceal conditions
> Cost per episode of care: $11,829
> Annual expenditure on condition: $5,369,058,366 – #174 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #453,890 – #246 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #175 fastest

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16. Acute myocardial infarction
> Cost per episode of care: $12,003
> Annual expenditure on condition: $15,334,183,326 – #86 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #1,277,534 – #197 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #276 fastest

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