TITLE

Response to Commentators on Price Transparency

AUTHOR(S)
Clarke, Richard L.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Spring2007, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the responses of the commentators on his article on price transparency in the U.S. He appreciated the responses to all who commented on his article where in various responses strengthen the complexity of the challenge for all healthcare stakeholders. He supported the response regarding the need for hospitals to take action in changing their price structure. However, it is important to stress the constraints on the hospitals' ability to make changes in pricing strategy.
ACCESSION #
24407432

 

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