Fireworkz said... Cost of care for a broken leg in Australia 50 Australian dollars. Cost for the same in the U.S 15000 US dollars
i broke my leg about 2002 and again in 2004. Each time the medical costs were $10,000 US dollars. Bet it is more now.
Fireworkz said... Wow 15,000 dollars!
I could probably fly in a medical doctor from a cheap country, buy the necessary materials and hire out a surgery room for an hour for less than $2,000 or fly to a country with cheap healthcare.
No one is going to do this crawling along with a broken leg.
2015 in Denver:
typically the cost of stitches in Denver is $300 per stitch. Costs of disposables, gauze, bandages, etc marked up x1000 so expect to see $50 bandages on your bill.
the main thing here is:
-no reason US citizens have to fly to a foreign country to get medical treatment or buy drugs.
-high cost of medical care basically supports my doctor's drug habit. His daily winter drive is a WRX and a Exige garage queen.
-if you got connections there is a second level of medical care where any procedure has a higher success rate and a lower recovery time.