Cost of Pulmonary Function Test (Spirometry) Iloilo City Philippines

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The cost of a pulmonary function test (spirometry) at West Visayas State University Medical Center (formerly Don Benito) is P1,350 or about $33. There is a 20% discount for those holding a Philippine senior citizen card.  This test is given to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung problems.
 
The same test costs P1,500 at St. Paul’s Hospital In Iloilo City, P150 ($3.65) more than West Visayas State University Medical Center.  The equipment and test administration seemed superior at St. Paul’s.  That’s something that we have noticed about Philippine health care.  There does not seem to be a meaningful correlation between cost and quality.  A specialist visit or test at a top medical center in Manila may cost the same as a test or consultation at a rural hospital.
 
Center for Respiratory Care, St. Paul's Hospital, Iloilo City

Center for Respiratory Care, St. Paul’s Hospital, Iloilo City

 
Spirometry equipment at St. Paul's Hospital seems up-to-date.

Spirometry equipment at St. Paul’s Hospital seems up-to-date.

 

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