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Repair Cost Higher Than Actual Treatment Cost

 

A breast cancer patient paid RM1,800 for a cycle of chemotherapy.  The standard chemo-drugs were used: 5-FU, doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide.

 

1. Cost of chemo-drugs…………………………….RM 283.00

a) 5-FU                     = RM  48.00

b) Cyclophosphamide   = RM  47.00

c) Doxorubicin            = RM 188.00

2. Cost of other drugs to help with side effects… RM 531.80

(drugs for infections, anti-inflammatory steroid, anti-nausea, anti-vomiting, stomach ulcer, etc.)

3. Doctor fees, hospital expenses, etc., etc……. RM 985.20

Source: Patient’s Itemised Outpatient Bill,7 March 2008