How much does a child’s heart surgery cost?

In developing countries the cost of an ICHF heart surgery vary based upon:

  • Size of the medical team
  • Lodging for the medical team members
  • Transportation for medical team members
  • Medical supplies and equipment that has been donated for a trip
  • However, the typical mission trip costs around $40,000, assuming medical supplies are donated. During a two week trip the medical team typically operates on 20 children. This calculates to an average cost of $2,000 per child. If you compare this to the average cost of one surgery in the US ($30,000), ICHF surgeries are 85% less expensive.

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