From Reuters Health – Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement. In a follow-up to a 2011 study, researchers canvassed hospitals and surgeons trying to get price quotes for a full hip-replacement surgery. In less than half of cases, they got a complete or partial price for the procedure – and the number of hospitals that could provide any price information dropped from 48 percent to 21 percent from the first study to the second one.
- Reuters Health: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-costs-transparency/healthcare-price-transparency-in-us-not-improved-in-recent-years-idUSKCN1IW2Y4
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