Commonly prescribed drugsCelebrex — for painVytorin — for high cholesterolCymbalta — for depression, anxiety and fybromyalgiaNasonex — for nasal allergiesNexium — for acid reflux Diagnostic proceduresColonoscopy Scanning and imagingCT scan of pelvisMRI Hospital procedures — including total physician and hospital costsAppendectomy Normal delivery of a baby Caesarean section Cataract surgeryKnee replacement Hip replacementBypass surgeryAngioplasty National Health Service It funds most health care in Britain. Drug prices are British National Formulary listings. COST IN DOLLARS Average “allowed charges” in the U.S. These are negotiated rates for which providers receive payment, including from health plans and patients. 68 120 131 123 48 149 317 176 12 105 115 108 32 187 373 202 175 217 1,565 567 335 522 2,871 1,121 0 0 400 3,000 893 536 2,627 1,185 0 3,408 8,156 29,426 13,851 0 30,000 7,833 16,473 52,451 25,637 11,889 25,061 87,987 40,364 14,117 46,547 150,515 73,420 14,366 16,533 61,649 28,182 0 150,000 2,641 7,262 16,653 9,775 4,435 10,545 26,305 15,041 1,139 8,143 2,418 3,738 $116 162 258 128 25th 95th Because of the broad range of prices in the U.S., three U.S. figures are included: the average, plus the 25th and 95th percentiles of all prices.

SOURCE: Source: International Federation of Health Plans.