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The list below represents some of the costs associated with patient care at St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital.

     
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital    
     
TREATMENT COSTS   jordyn 2014
   
Platelet count test $44
Complete blood count test $55
Chest X-ray, one view $136
Red blood cell transfusion $241 per unit
Spinal tap (includes physician fee)  $274
Physical therapy per hour $360
One day of oxygen $435
Platelet transfusion $520 per unit
One day of chemotherapy
administered intravenously to leukemia
or solid tumor patients (estimated)
avg. $771
An ultrasound study avg. $1,236  
Average cost per outpatient visit per day $2,446  
ICU daily room rate (room only) $2,950  
CT scan avg. $4,987  
Average cost per inpatient per day $5,593  
Major surgical procedures (physician fee) up to $24,576  
Above-knee prosthesis (estimated) $36,643  
Radiotherapy
(avg. course of treatment for brain tumor patients)
$44,000 to $90,000  
Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
(using unrelated donor bone marrow)
$470,265  
Average cost for treating
acute lymphoblastic leukemia per patient
$566,247  
     

*All costs reported by the Insurance and Purchasing departments of St. Jude

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