Special Report

The Most Expensive Medical Treatments in America

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15. Cancer of esophagus
> Cost per episode of care: $12,012
> Annual expenditure on condition: $806,621,408 – #278 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #67,150 – #302 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #254 fastest

14. Cancer of pancreas
> Cost per episode of care: $13,643
> Annual expenditure on condition: $1,667,138,786 – #241 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #122,197 – #291 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #306 fastest

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13. Cancer of bronchus; lung
> Cost per episode of care: $14,244
> Annual expenditure on condition: $9,377,589,208 – #122 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #658,355 – #229 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #247 fastest

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12. Secondary malignancies
> Cost per episode of care: $14,374
> Annual expenditure on condition: $12,691,026,925 – #103 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #882,896 – #209 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #42 fastest

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11. Regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis
> Cost per episode of care: $14,968
> Annual expenditure on condition: $18,581,106,689 – #65 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #1,241,419 – #198 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #5 fastest

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