“The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill”

Health prevention and treatment bills in the U.S. exceed elsewhere. These charges often don’t reflect better or more care for even ordinary services. In fact, Americans visit doctors and hospitals less and they smoke less than people outside the country. Charges bear no relationship to costs, and are rarely known in advance. The New York Times is running a series that compares U.S. medical costs to other systems both private and public. The first in the series by Elisabeth Rosenthal focuses on the example of colonoscopies. READ MORE at http://www.nytimes.com

Posted on June 3, 2013 .