# Difficult Tabular Data Solved QuestionData Interpretation Discussion

Common Information

table below shows the comparative costs, in US Dollars, of major surgeries in USA and a select few Asian countries.

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 Procedure Comparative Costs in USA and some Asian countries (in US Dollars) USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia Heart By pass 130000 10000 11000 18500 9000 Heart Valve Replacement 160000 9000 10000 12500 9000 Angioplasty 57000 11000 13000 13000 11000 Hip Replacement 43000 9000 12000 12000 10000 Hysterectomy 20000 3000 4500 6000 3000 Knee Replacement 40000 8500 10000 13000 8000 Spinal Fusion 62000 5500 7000 9000 6000

The equivalent of one US Dollar in the local currencies is given below.

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 1 US Dollar equivalent India 40.928 Rupees Malaysia 3.51 Ringits Thailand 32.89 Bahts Singapore 1.53 SDollars

A consulting firm found that the quality of the health services were not the same in all the countries above. A poor quality of a surgery may have significant repercussions in future, resulting in more cost in correcting mistakes. The cost of poor quality of surgery is given in the table below.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

 Procedure Comparative Costs of Poor Quality in USA and some Asian countries(in US Dollars ‘000 ) USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia Heart Bypass 0 3 3 2 4 Heart Valve Replacement 0 5 4 5 5 Angioplasty 0 5 5 4 6 Hip Replacement 0 7 5 5 8 Hysterectomy 0 5 6 5 4 Knee Replacement 0 9 6 4 4 Spinal Fusion 0 5 6 5 6
 Q. Common Information Question: 1/4 The rupee value increases to Rs. 35 for a US Dollar, and all other things including quality, remain the same. What is the approximate difference in cost, in US Dollars, between Singapore and India for a Spinal Fusion, taking this change into account?
 ✖ A. 700 ✔ B. 2500 ✖ C. 4500 ✖ D. 8000 ✖ E. No difference

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Cost of spinal fusion in India:

$=\text{ Rs.} 5500 × 40.928$

Cost with the increased value of Rupee:

$= 5500 × \dfrac{40.928}{35}$

$= 6431$ USD

Cost of Spinal Fusion in Singapore, $= 9000$ USD

Required difference:

$= 9000 - 6431$

$= \textbf{2569 USD}$

Hence, option B.

## (2) Comment(s)

Snehal
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Why is the price in India assumed in INR...and that in Singapore assumed in USD....when as per the table all prices are in USD???????

If the value of 1USD is 35 INR means the value of INR has gone up so in USD terms the price of the treatment should be lower than before and not higher than before

ValarMorghulis
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USD-INR comparison is, when USD increase - INR decrease.

Since here INR increased in value, USD value decreased which means more dollars to pay..