health care cost
3 Things to Know About the Cost of Health Care
  1. There is no correlation between the cost and quality of care

    You cannot determine the quality of the care you get based on how much it will cost. In some cases, more expensive care is better care. But in some cases, it is not.

  2. Less expensive treatments are sometimes a better choice than more expensive treatments

    For example, for a back injury, physical therapy may be more effective and less expensive than surgery.

  3. Some places where you get care are more expensive than others

    A visit to the ER can cost about 10 times what it costs to visit your primary care doctor, so be sure to consider cost when you’re deciding where to go for care.

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