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How much is a hip replacement in a US hospital?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f923

When researchers asked 102 US hospitals how much they would charge for a total hip arthroplasty, just 10 were able to give a single price for a standard procedure. Another 54 provided separate prices for the hospital’s fee and doctors’ fees, but only after separate telephone calls to hospital administrators and doctors’ offices.

A different sample of …

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