Providing Consumers with Useful Information About Healthcare Prices

Source: Mark Legnini, National Quality Forum, Issue Brief no. 6, August 2007

From the summary:
Price transparency encourages consumers and others who make decisions on their behalf (e.g., employers, health plans, referring practitioners) to consider price alongside quality in their health care decisions. Governments, employers, and insurers have ratcheted up their interest in price transparency in an effort to improve outcomes and slow the rate of health care expenditures.

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