Chronic Disease

More than half of all Americans suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or kidney failure. Even more concerning, studies by the Milken Institute show that the incidence of chronic diseases is expected to increase by 42% by 2030. Because of the long-term relationship a patient will have with a provider or health system while dealing with a chronic disease, choosing the right providers and facilities is crucial for both outcomes and financial impact.

Kidney Failure Acute

A sudden and rapid loss of kidney function resulting in a build-up of waste products that are normally filtered by the kidneys and removed from the body through urine. Because these waste products are toxic, acute kidney failure can be life threatening. Acute kidney failure may be caused by trauma, surgery, dehydration, medication or other conditions.

 

Most Expensive WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital $28,860
Least Expensive Hanover Hospital $15,377

Diabetes—Medical Management

The body is unable to make enough insulin or does not use the insulin properly. Diabetes can lead to acute complications such as a coma from too much or too little glucose (blood sugar) and long-term complications such as kidney disease and damage to blood vessels and nerves.

Most Expensive Lancaster Regional Medical Center $26,515
Least Expensive PinnacleHealth $12,802

CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)

Inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body leading to swelling of the legs and shortness of breath from fluid build-up in the lungs. Common causes of heart failure include heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease and heart valve problems), and long-standing hypertension (high blood pressure).

Most Expensive Lancaster Regional Medical Center $37,225
Least Expensive PinnacleHealth $17,759

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Chronic damage, inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs. Common COPD diseases include emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis.

Most Expensive Lancaster Regional Medical Center $33,937
Least Expensive PinnacleHealth $14,458

View All Area Health System Costs

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Health System Kidney Failure Acute # Cases Diabetes—Medical Management # Cases CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) # Cases COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) # Cases
$28,860 53 $22,449 74 $33,323 179 $28,413 153
$24,671 282 $22,000 183 $28,160 541 $21,512 153
$17,021 70 $15,370 98 $21,240 120 $16,267 153
$27,870 54 $26,515 42 $37,225 116 $33,937 98
$20,589 412 $19,573 326 $26,428 906 $22,768 360
$26,352 55 $20,588 38 $29,785 70 $24,517 37
$24,171 182 $22,839 33 $24,914 106 $23,623 79
$18,630 502 $14,764 338 $21,351 921 $16,316 436
$16,897 486 $12,802 461 $17,759 761 $14,458 486
$15,377 128 $13,316 72 $17,923 181 $15,706 124
N/A N/A $18,784 89 $19,414 219 $20,299 202
N/A N/A $21,730 204 $26,596 420 $25,091 257

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