TITLE

You better shop around

AUTHOR(S)
Butler, Kelley M.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Jun2006, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on how employees can get the most for their health care benefits in the U.S. Promotion of improved quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all U.S. citizens by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; Top questions to consider for any medical procedure; Ability of consumers to obtain pricing information for more 55 hospital-based procedures across the country with the HealthGrades Medical-Care Cost Reports.
ACCESSION #
21310269

 

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