Special Report

The Most Expensive Medical Treatments in America

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5. Respiratory distress syndrome
> Cost per episode of care: $32,101
> Annual expenditure on condition: $792,121,947 – #279 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #24,676 – #310 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #4 fastest

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4. Multiple sclerosis
> Cost per episode of care: $33,471
> Annual expenditure on condition: $21,147,451,561 – #59 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #631,818 – #230 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #3 fastest

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3. HIV infection
> Cost per episode of care: $37,356
> Annual expenditure on condition: $21,592,933,156 – #57 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #578,024 – #234 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #23 fastest

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2. Multiple myeloma
> Cost per episode of care: $60,036
> Annual expenditure on condition: $11,316,202,203 – #110 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #188,490 – #275 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #2 fastest

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1. Cystic fibrosis
> Cost per episode of care: $136,319
> Annual expenditure on condition: $4,942,155,835 – #185 most out of 256 conditions
> Annual weighted number of episodes: #36,254 – #309 most
> Relative growth in cost per case spending: #1 fastest

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