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DEC 02, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Hospitals will quote prices for parking, not procedures

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People usually don't know what their medical procedures cost until after they leave the hospital, and a new study suggests they would have a hard time finding out in advance Inspired by an earlier study looking at hip replacement surgery costs, researchers tried to see if consumers could get price quotes for a much simpler diagnostic test from Philadelphia area hospitals. They found that parking prices were readily available by calling the hospital and asking, but only three out of 20 hospitals could provide the cost of an electrocardiogram ... Read More

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