Medical Bill An inpatient visit in the United States averages $22,000, more than three times the average cost in Germany ($6,050) (Photo: Shutterstock)

A single outpatient visit in the United States costs an average of $500, a new study finds. That may sound expensive, but it’s a pittance compared to the average in-patient visit: $22,000.

The research, which was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, also highlighted how much more expensive health care is in the U.S. compared to other countries.

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