Medical Costs in Panama
Monday, October 15 2007 @ 12:43 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Here are some itemized costs for anyone familiar with US health care to compare. These are all gross costs, before discount. I have no basis of comparison.
- Critical Care Room $700 a day
- Private Room $150 a day
- MRI of the head $290
- Dialysis $455
- Fees for blood products. In David we were told blood products were unavailable for purchase. In Panama City there was never an issue of availability on plasma or platelets.
- Plasma $100 a unit
- Platelets $450 a unit
- A fee of $252 to examine the blood donors
I understand the source blood is not sold only the processing but if they can provide this in Panama City in a private hospital why not in David?
If you have any experience with costs in the US please comment so we have a basis of comparison.