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Cost of colonoscopy in Singapore
04 Apr 2017 (112 views)

I was surprised to learn that a colonoscopy would cost me nearly $1,000 as a subsidized patient in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) .  

However, I found that the average bill size in the same hospital should be only $650. (see image below) I wonder why I was quoted so much higher. Has it shot up during the past year?

This article said that the colonoscopy cost $250 for a subsidized patient in 2013. So it more than doubled in just 4 years. Has medical cost escalated so much and so fast in just a short time? 

It seems that our minister for health, Gan Kim Yong, is not paying attention to the charges of our public hospitals.


Cost of colonoscopy in Singapore
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I was surprised to learn that a colonoscopy would cost me nearly $1,000 as a subsidized patient in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) .  

However, I found that the average bill size in the same hospital should be only $650. (see image below) I wonder why I was quoted so much higher. Has it shot up during the past year?

This article said that the colonoscopy cost $250 for a subsidized patient in 2013. So it more than doubled in just 4 years. Has medical cost escalated so much and so fast in just a short time? 

It seems that our minister for health, Gan Kim Yong, is not paying attention to the charges of our public hospitals.