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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.

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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: 3/4

A US citizen is hurt in an accident and requires an angioplasty, hip replacement and a knee replacement. Cost of foreign travel and stay is not a consideration since the government will take care of it.

Which country will result in the cheapest package, taking cost of poor quality into account?

 A.

India

 B.

Thailand

 C.

Malaysia

 D.

Singapore

 E.

USA

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Solution:
Option(C) is correct

As shown in the table, Malaysia will have the cheapest package.

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India

Thailand

Singapore

Malaysia

USA

Angioplasty

16000

18000

17000

17000

57000

Hip Replacement

16000

17000

17000

18000

43000

Knee Replacement

17500

16000

17000

12000

40000

Total

49500

51000

51000

47000

140000


Hence, option C.


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