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aKey Sources

American Cancer Association
https://www.cancer.org

American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org

American Stroke Association
https://www.strokeassociation.org

ICSI: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
https://www.icsi.org

NCLBI: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (a division of NIH.org):
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

aAsthma Attack

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis & Treatment: Asthma Attack Diagnosis & Treatment., Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016. Updated October 20, 2016.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20257835.

Duration: Inpatient Treatment of Asthma Is Costly. Richard Hyler. American Health and Drug Benefits.
http://www.ahdbonline.com/articles/652-article-652.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Transport - Ambulance Ride (1): $800.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

ER - ER Visit (1): $1,575.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Treatment - Nebulizer (1): $250.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/albuterol-inhaler.html.

Treatment - Albuterol (1): $200.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/albuterol-inhaler.html.

Treatment - Hospital Stay (1): $5,040.00
Source: http://www.ahdbonline.com/articles/652-article-652.

Treatment - Corticosteroids (1): $312.50
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/corticosteroid-injection.html.

Follow up - Doctor Visit (12 visits): $259.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=226&g=Office+Visit%2c+Established+Patient+(~25+min.).

Total Cost: $11,285.50

aBreast Cancer

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Early Treatment & Diagnosis: Mammograms. American Cancer Society, 2017. Last Revised: October 9, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/mammograms.html.
Assumes early stage 2 diagnosis.

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Early Treatment & Diagnosis: Breast Biopsy. American Cancer Society, 2017. Last Revised: October 9, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/breast-biopsy.html.
Assumes early stage diagnosis.

Treatment Paradigm: Treatment of Breast Cancer Stages I-III, American Cancer Society, 2016.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/treatment-of-breast-cancer-by-stage/treatment-of-breast-cancer-stages-i-iii.html.
Assumes early stage 2 diagnosis.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Diagnostic - Mammography (1 digital diagnostic): $671.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftid=394&g=Digital%20Diagnostic%20Mammography%20(bilateral)&directsearch=true.

Diagnostic - Biopsy with MRI guidance (1): $4,070.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftid=558&g=Breast%20Biopsy%20(with%20MRI%20guidance)&directsearch=true.

Treatment - Lumpectomy(1): $26,000.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/breast-cancer.html.

Treatment - Oral Chemotherapy (1): $1,523.00
Source: http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-article/oral-chemotherapy-colorectal-cancer-some-economic-considerations.

Treatment - Chemotherapy (intravenous chemotherapy costs typically include the doctor fee, drug administration fee, drug cost and possibly facility fee, depending on how it is administered) (1): $105,000.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/chemo.html.

Treatment - Breast Reconstruction (1): $27,500.50
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/breast-reconstruction.html.

Follow up - Doctor Visit (104 visits): $348.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=222&g=Office+Visit%2c+New+Patient+(~60+min.).

Total Cost: $200,956.00

Assumes early stage 2 breast cancer.

aBroken Leg

Average Medical Cost

Treatment & Diagnosis: Broken leg diagnosis & Treatment: Treatment of pathological fractures of the long bones. Julie J. Willeumier, Yvette M. van der Linden, Michiel A.J. van de Sande,et al, 2016.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367617/.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Transport - Ambulance Ride(1): $800.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

ER - ER Visit (1): $1,575.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Diagnostic - X-Ray (1): $360.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/x-rays.html.

Treatment - Open reduction surgery (1): $4,389.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=747&g=Lower+Leg+Fracture+Treatment.

Post-Treatment - Walking cast (1): $549.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=345&g=Leg+(Walking+Cast).

Post-Treatment - Crutches (1 set): $227.50
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/crutches.html.

Wellness Maintenance - Physical Therapy (7 visits): $200.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/physical-therapist.html.

Total Cost: $9,300.00

aColorectal Cancer

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis: Early Detection, Diagnosis, Staging: Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests, Cancer.org, 2017. Last Revised: August 22, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests-used.html/.
Assumes early stage 2 diagnosis.

Treatment Paradigm: Treating Colorectal Cancer, Cancer.Org, 2017. Last Revised: May 24, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/treating/ablation-embolization.html.
Assumes early stage 2 treatment.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Diagnostic - Colonoscopy (1 screening): $3,083.50
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Follow up Diagnostic - Sigmoidoscopy with Biopsy (1): $2,706.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=519&g=Sigmoidoscopy+(with+biopsy).

Treatment - Laparoscopic Colectomy (1): $24,196.00
Source: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2207937.

Treatment - Oral Chemotherapy (1): $1,523.00
Source: http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-article/oral-chemotherapy-colorectal-cancer-some-economic-considerations.

Treatment - Hospitalization for Chemotherapy (1): $16,696.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=H155&g=Hospitalization+for+Chemotherapy.

Wellness Check - Follow Up Visits (24 visits): $297.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=219&g=Office+Visit%2c+New+Patient+(~20+min.).

Total Cost: $55,332.50

Assumes early stage 2 colorectal cancer.

aHeart Attack

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis & Treatment: Heart Attack Procedures and Surgeries, American Heart Association. Updated March 27, 2017.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/TreatmentofaHeartAttack/Cardiac-Procedures-and-Surgeries_UCM_303939_Article.jsp#.WdKjE2hSw2y.

Treatment Duration: Follow up Care & Resources After Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic. Updated 2017.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/patient-education/recovery-care/surgery/follow-up.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Transport - Ambulance Ride (1): $800.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

ER - ER Visit (1): $1,575.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Treatment - Stent (3 days in hospital + HCP fees+ anesthesia) (1): $38,250.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/stents.html.

Treatment - CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) (1): $84,268.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=49&g=Coronary+Artery+Bypass+Grafting+(CABG).

Follow Up - Cardiac Rehab (3 visits): $40.00 ea.
Source: http://khn.org/news/cardiac-rehab-improves-health-but-cost-and-access-issues-complicate-success/.

Total Cost: $125,013.50

aLeukemia

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis: How is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Diagnosed?, American Cancer Society, 2016. Last Revised: February 18, 2016.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/acute-lymphocytic-leukemia/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html.

Treatment: Typical Treatment of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, American Cancer Society, 2016. Last Revised: August 18, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/acute-lymphocytic-leukemia/treating/typical-treatment.html.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Diagnostic - CBC Blood Test(1): $22.50
Source: https://www.saveonmedical.com/blog/comparing-the-average-costs-of-various-lab-tests/.

Diagnostic - Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy (1): $671.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=56&g=Bone+Marrow+Biopsy.

Treatment - Chemotherapy (intravenous chemotherapy costs typically include the doctor fee, drug administration fee, drug cost and possibly facility fee, depending on how it is administered) (1): $105,000.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/chemo.html.

Treatment - Acute Leukemia = 4 Day Hospital Stay (1): $22,314.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftid=H157&g=Hospitalization%20for%20Acute%20Leukemia&directsearch=true .

Treatment - Oral Chemotherapy (1): $1,523.00
Source: http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-article/oral-chemotherapy-colorectal-cancer-some-economic-considerations.

Follow Up - Doctor's Office Visit (24 visits): $348.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=226&g=Office+Visit%2c+Established+Patient+(~25+min.).

Total Cost: $137,883.00

aLung Cancer

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis & Treatment: Treatment Choices for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, by Stage, Cancer.org. Last Revised: June 23, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/treating/by-stage.html.
Assumes Stage 2 lung cancer, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and recovery time on a yearly basis.

Treatment Duration: Living as a Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survivor. Cancer.org. Last Revised: May 16, 2016.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/after-treatment/survivorship.html.
Assumes Stage 2 lung cancer, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and recovery time on a yearly basis.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Diagnostic - X-ray (1 Chest): $112.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=137&g=X-Ray%3a+Chest.

Diagnostic - Bronchoscopy (1 with biopsy): $4,928.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftid=363&g=Bronchoscopy&directsearch=true.

treatment - Lung Surgery (with tissue Removal) (1): $22,611.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=682&g=Lung+Surgery+(tissue+removal).

Treatment - Chemotherapy (intravenous chemotherapy costs typically include the doctor fee, drug administration fee, drug cost and possibly facility fee, depending on how it is administered.) (1): $105,000.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/chemo.html.

Treatment - Radiation (1): $30,000.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=172&g=Radiation+Therapy.

Follow Up - Follow up visit (104 visits): $427.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=226&g=Office+Visit%2c+Established+Patient+(~25+min.).

Total Cost: $207,059.00

Assumes Stage 2 lung cancer, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and recovery time on a yearly basis.

aPneumonia

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis: NHLBI Pneumonia Diagnosis, National Institute of Health, 2016. Updated September 2016.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pnu/diagnosis.

Treatment: NHLBI Pneumonia Treatment, National Institute of Health, 2016. Updated September 2016.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pnu/treatment.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

ER - ER Visit (1): $1,575.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Diagnostic - X-Ray (1 chest): $112.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=137&g=X-Ray%3a+Chest.

Diagnostic - Chest CT Scan (1): $560.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=139&g=Chest+CT+(with+contrast).

Diagnostic - Blood Test & Culture (1): $34.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=L214&g=Complete+Blood+Count+(CBC)+with+Differential.

Treatment - Hospitalization (1): $7,858.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=H124&g=Hospitalization+for+Pneumonia.

Treatment - IV Antibiotics (Ceftriaxone) (1): $230.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=H124&g=Hospitalization+for+Pneumonia.

Follow Up - Doctor's Visit (1): $259.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=226&g=Office+Visit%2c+Established+Patient+(~25+min.).

Follow Up - X-Ray (1 chest): $112.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=137&g=X-Ray%3a+Chest.

Total Cost: $10,740.00

aProstate Cancer

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis and Staging, American Cancer Society, 2017. Last Updated, May 17, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html.
Assumes early stage 2 diagnosis.

Treatment: Initial Treatment of Prostate Cancer by Stage, American Cancer Society, 2016. Last Revised: March 11, 2016.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/by-stage.html.
Assumes early stage 2 diagnosis.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Diagnostic - Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA free) (1): $79.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=137&g=X-Ray%3a+Chest.

Diagnostic - Prostate Biopsy (1): $2,034.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=92&g=Prostate+Biopsy.

Treatment - Prostate Thermotherapy (1): $7,944.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=91&g=Prostate+Destruction+with+Thermotherapy.

Treatment - Laser Surgery of Prostate (1): $10,210.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=90&directsearch=true.

Follow Up - Follow Up Visits (24 visits): $297.00 ea.
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=219&g=Office+Visit%2c+New+Patient+(~20+min.).

Total Cost: $27,396.00

Assumes early stage 2 prostate cancer.

aStroke

Average Medical Cost

Diagnosis and Treatment: ISCI Healthcare Guideline: Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of Ischemic Stroke, David Anderson, M.D., David Larson, M.D., et al, 2016. Published by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, December, 2016.
https://www.icsi.org/_asset/xql3xv/Stroke.pdf.

Costs of diagnosis and treatment(s) are based on:

Transport - Ambulance Ride (1): $800.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Transport - ER Visit (1): $1,575.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/emergency-room.html.

Diagnostic - Brain CT Scan (1): $1,158.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=388&g=Brain+CT+(with+and+without+contrast).

Treatment - Initial Thrombotic Treatment (1): $8,346.00
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/blood-clots.html#extres8.

Treatment - Hospital Stay 3 day (1): $13,770.50
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?cftId=H117&g=Hospitalization+for+Stroke.

Treatment - Anti-platelet medication (1): $264.00
Source: https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?id=27&dataset=med&g=Aggrenox
https://healthcarebluebook.com/page_ProcedureDetails.aspx?id=197&dataset=med&g=Cilostazol

Treatment - Physical Therapy (24 visits): $200.00 ea.
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/physical-therapist.html.

Post Treatment - Cane (1): $42.50
Source: http://health.costhelper.com/crutches.html.

Total Cost: $30,756.00

W950, November 2017