Cost of many common treatments varies widely across EuropeBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39458.453484.47 (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:114
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
The cost of common medical, surgical, and dental procedures varies widely across nine countries of the European Union, according to studies published in a supplement to Health Economics (2008;17:S8-103).
The studies, known as HealthBASKET (Health Benefits and Service Costs in Europe), looked at the costs of hip replacement, treatment of stroke, myocardial infarction, delivery of a child, appendecectomy, cataract surgery, and a single dental filling during 2005. The countries participating in the study were Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, …