Medical cost in Malaysia 2022

Ever wondered How Much Does It Cost to be admitted in a private hospital or a government hospital in Malaysia? Find out and compare hospital charges below.

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Although the numbers and statistics are everywhere on the internet, we have compiled and organised the information accordingly in one place. The pricing information below is based on the published prices from major centres and pricing information available on blogs and the internet.

Here is the list, categorised by Government Hospital Charges and Private Hospital Charges.

GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES IN MALAYSIA

The average cost of popular medical procedures in public hospitals in Malaysia:

Angioplasty: RM 200
Cataract: RM 500 / eye
Chemotherapy: RM 200/visit
Dengue: F.O.C.
Heart Bypass: RM 4,000
Hip Replacement: RM 15,000
Kidney Stone: RM 10,000
Spine Surgery: RM 36,000
Stroke: RM 5,000

Additional Medical Costs That You May Need to Pay For

Of course, the costs of the medical procedures above aren’t the only thing you’ll need to pay for. Here’s a list of the additional charges that may be added to your bill:
  • Consultation Fee: RM 1
  • Room charges: RM 3 - RM 80 / day depending on the type of room
  • CT Scan: RM 450
  • Angiography: RM 75
  • Blood Test: RM 1
  • General Anesthesia: RM Free
  • MRI Scan: RM 700
  • X-Ray: RM 1
  • Ultrasound: RM 100
  • Ambulance Fee: RM 50

PRIVATE HOSPITAL CHARGES IN MALAYSIA

The average cost of popular medical procedures in private hospitals in Malaysia:

Angioplasty: RM 40,000
Cataract: RM 6000 / eye
Chemotherapy: RM 4,000/cycle
Dengue: RM 3,000 - RM 5,000 depending on the length of stay
Heart Bypass: RM 80,000
Hip Replacement: RM 50,000
Kidney Stone: RM 40,000
Spine Surgery: RM 50,000
Stroke: RM 70,000
Additional Medical Costs That You May Need to Pay For

Here’s a list of the additional charges that may be added to your bill:

Ambulance Fee: RM 200
Consultation Fee: RM 250
CT Scan: RM 1,000
Angiography: RM 2,500
Blood Test: RM 100
General Anaesthesia: RM 1,000
MRI Scan: RM 1,200
X Ray: RM 80
Ultrasound: RM 300
Room Charges: RM 80 - 300 depending on the room type.


Medical inflation rate in Malaysia

Medical inflation in Malaysia has been estimated to increase to about 10 to 15 percent annually, 2x – 3x higher than inflation for cost of living and based on statistics from the past 15 years, the medical inflation rate has increased by a whopping 107 percent.

Over the course of 15 years, the costs of medical procedures have almost doubled. For example, an open heart surgery used to cost only RM 30,000 in 2000, but in 2015, its cost has more than doubled to RM 62,000.

Similarly, the cost of a single total knee replacement surgery was only RM 14,000 in 2000, but has increased to RM 25,000 in 2015.

A craniotomy, meanwhile, used to cost RM 32,000 in 2000 but has increased to RM 50,000 in 2015.

Angiograms and one-stent angioplasty used to cost RM 4,000 and RM 15,000 respectively back in 2000, but the price of these procedures has risen significantly to RM 10,000 and RM 25,000 in 2015.

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