UI study finds patients in the dark on hip replacement costs

UI study finds patients in the dark on hip replacement costs

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sean Toohey, a grains broker in Chicago, who says he never looked at or paid attention to the cost of his hip replacement, standing in a downtown metro area. Photo by M. Spencer Green/AP

A new study published by University of Iowa researchers discovered that many hospitals are unable to tell patients what the cost of a hip replacement will be, and for those who can, the costs can vary widely.

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