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Cost of many common treatments varies widely across Europe

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:114
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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, …

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