Healthcare Costs

Few Websites Provide Estimates for Medical Intervention Costs

Few Websites Provide Estimates for Medical Intervention Costs

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Less than 20% of websites provide local price estimates relevant to nonemergency medical interventions.

Price of Health Care Service Difficult to Find Online

Price of Health Care Service Difficult to Find Online

Most websites do not specify whether the price quoted was the consumer's out-of-pocket cost and there was considerable variation in the prices listed on the sites within interventions.

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

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Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.

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