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|Top 5 health conditions||Total hospital cost in millions of current dollars|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||$753.3|
|Heart failure without coronary angiogram||$575.2|
|Unilateral knee replacement||$486.4|
|Top 5 health conditions||Average hospital cost in thousands of current dollars|
|Ventricular assist device implantation||$238,274|
|Newborn/neonate <750 grams||$208,367|
|Newborn/neonate 750–999 grams, gestational age <29 weeks||$163,309|
|Heart or lung transplant||$136,401|
|Newborn/neonate 1,000–1,499 grams, gestational age <29 weeks||$129,336|
- Ventricular assist device implantation is the most expensive condition to treat in a hospital setting, at an average cost of $238,274 for the duration of the stay.
- Because of the incidence and volume of patients, however, Canadian hospitals spend much more in total on conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ($753 million), heart failure without coronary angiogram ($575 million) and pneumonia ($506 million).