Last week a massive database of hospital charge information was made public. While many factors effect how much a hospital charges for various services, it is important for consumers to be aware of resources such as this database. I do not recommend making health care decisions based on charge information; but I do fully embrace the desire and need for transparency and accountability relating to health care costs. What are you thoughts?
More information, including links to the database at - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/hospital-prices-cost-differences_n_3232678.html