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Hip Implant Costs Are a Medical Mystery, Study Says

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 7:29am
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A Washington University study on healthcare costs found that even hospitals have trouble figuring out how much a hip replacement costs.

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A Washington University project intended to uncover the cost of hip replacement procedures made the unindented discovery that around half of the hospitals could provide no estimates.

Among the more than 100 hospitals contacted by the researcher, those that could provide figures ranged from around $11,000 to more than $125,000.

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