Special Report

The Most Expensive Medical Treatments in America

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10. Cancer of brain and nervous system
> Cost per episode of care: $15,030
> Annual expenditure on condition: $2,110,005,767 – #232 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #140,389 – #287 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #15 fastest

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9. Leukemias
> Cost per episode of care: $15,806
> Annual expenditure on condition: $7,176,378,841 – #150 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #454,026 – #245 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #19 fastest

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8. Short gestation; low birth weight; and fetal growth retardation
> Cost per episode of care: $16,054
> Annual expenditure on condition: $2,586,064,784 – #221 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #161,090 – #282 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #299 fastest

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7. Septicemia (except in labor)
> Cost per episode of care: $18,432
> Annual expenditure on condition: $38,963,634,290 – #30 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #2,113,895 – #167 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #25 fastest

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6. Fracture of neck of femur (hip)
> Cost per episode of care: $22,951
> Annual expenditure on condition: $12,623,990,320 – #104 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #550,044 – #237 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #104 fastest

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