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Medical shopping and Rising Health costs

Monday, April 21, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, April 21, 2014

                               Kiatying-Angsulee

Excessive medical procedures can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. Making medical decisions without even considering cost has contributed to skyrocketing health care spending and waste. What’s most astounding is that doctors often aren’t aware of the price of the procedures they recommend.  For example, a $15.44 blood test is able to check a person’s electrolyte levels, blood sugar, kidney and liver function, but there is a considerably cheaper option available.

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