Appendicitis operation costs $462

@vandana7 (67648)
India
October 10, 2015 10:04am CST
Where in the world could you find it cheaper? It happens only in India (this is a stolen line ..it comes from a Hindi song). Anyway, that cost includes 4 days stay in the hospital. Hospital condition is appalling to say the least, but it is private hospital. Many would not enter it. But the patient has come out without any infections. Now, if he were to go to some corporate hospital out here, that cost would have been at least 3 times that, and in a fortnight or so, the patient would be running to another physician for some other infection. Well, not always, but there have been cases...even from ICU. So me says, what shines is not always gold.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Oct 15
To be honest, I am scared of surgery and that is one of the last things I would do... at least here. I want to stay as distant as possible with this clan called doctors. The patient is lucky that s/he survived this and even came out without infections... and luck is not the same for all at all times.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
Me too. I wish to go through life without giving surgeons the pleasure of mauling up my interiors.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Oct 15
@vandana7 Most of them would make things go wrong in our interiors for their decors
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
10 Oct 15
I have no idea of the daily cost of the hospital, surgery like appendicitis are fully covered by the mandatory medical insurance in our country.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
But sweetie, you need to know! I mean, we all need that facility sometime or the other in our lives, for ourselves or our loved ones. You do plan for some medicals in your bills right? Or is it the government that takes charge of it. If so, you are from a good country.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
11 Oct 15
@vandana7 We have to pay every month a fixed amount for medical insurance, this even if we are perfectly healthy. Every single Swiss citizen has to pay this. When we need to go to the doctor, or we need surgery, then the medical insurance covers every cost, we do not have to pay more. This is how our medical system works.
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@TheHorse (72397)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Ours is moving in that direction. I guess that's the idea of "Obamacare." I get my insurance through one of my jobs.
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@TheHorse (72397)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Oct 15
I would rather get sick in the United States than India. Do middle class people in India get insurance through their jobs, as we do here?
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• United States
11 Oct 15
Many, many people no longer get insurance through their jobs here. However, I do agree that I would rater be sick in the US than in India.
@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
Well, we would not be so overpopulated nation, if we were not getting enough treatment, would we? I agree the hospitals are so dingy and at times, obviously unclean that nobody would want to go there. Yet, people do not get sick here as much as they do in the US. Secondly, some companies offer that medical cover, others don't. Nothing from government for me, because I do not qualify as a poor person as per Indian standards, though I would in the US.
@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
10 Oct 15
I feel so grateful to have good insurance.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Oct 15
me too marie a few years back Ihad bad fall bro ke my shoulder had to h ave a shulder jo int re p acement cost 96 000dollars I was seated or I would have fallen but my HMo paid the whole thing. thiiot.wd
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@skysnap (18039)
10 Oct 15
Yes hospitals are getting costlier these days. And as time goes on the expenses are likely to rise. Compared to past, the hospitals are more cleaner though.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
Actually, there are many in villages that will do that at one third cost.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Oct 15
They can't swab you with a piece of cotton for $400 in the US. But of course, the prices are pushed up high, the insurance companies agree to pay only so much of it, the co-pay from the patient is only a small portion and the hospital wipes the rest off the bill. Since they have no intention of ever collecting the fees, I have no idea why they are so high. Perhaps if they were lower, the insurance companies would still pay only a portion so they raise the prices to raise the payments.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
11 Oct 15
Actually, the hospitals do try their luck to cheat insurance companies I suppose. Health insurance companies use services of medical professionals to assess whether the tests and treatment was right. Any such treatment or assessment should be considered subjective and therefore, there should be a margin of 10 to 20 percent of the bill. But health insurance companies do not like to pay up, and that is an issue across the world. If that is what they want, they should let us go through treatment through those medical professionals on their panel, right?
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Oct 15
wow that is cheap when I fell here in California and broke my shuolder it was so bad they had to replace the shulder joint so glad myinsurance p aid it 96, 000 dollars good thing I was sitting dow n when I got the neews it was paid I was in hospital three days sent to a r eab hospital for 2 weeks therapy still cannot lkift my left arm up high enough to brush my hair
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@hora_fugit (5435)
• India
11 Oct 15
What currency conversion you used :) My mother too had to be hospitalized again for infection after her stones were removed. Longer stay, costlier stay, and away from home... that when I was impressed by the first surgeon. Am not very good with doctors.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
Oh that is expensive. I don't know how much that kind of operation costs around here. I think any kind of operation is expensive. Also, I think we all have that kind of phrase when we find something annoying that we think is only happening in our country... we use Only in da Pilipins.
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@jstory07 (69903)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Oct 15
Any thing that you get done in a hospital is more than expensive.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
10 Oct 15
I have heard of some cases when surgeons forgot their surgical tools inside the patient's body. I wouldn't ever like to experience that