At the same time, average healthcare costs per inpatient admission were more than $22,000, according to a new analysis.
Outpatient costs ranged from $2 in Burundi, Eritrea, and the Central African Republic to $478 in the US, while costs per inpatient admission ranged from $87 in the Central African Republic to $22,543 in the US.
The US even had significantly higher healthcare costs compared to other high-income countries.
For example, average outpatient costs were $76 in Japan, $157 in Canada, $170 in France, $243 in the United Kingdom, $312 in the Netherlands, and $398 in Switzerland.
Similarly, the US ranked the highest in terms of inpatient costs. In similar countries, average costs per inpatient admission were $6,050 in Germany, $6,576 in France, $9,037 in the United Kingdom, $10,103 in Canada, $10,335 in Japan, and $12,412 in Switzerland.