Health care: Why your stitches cost $1500 – part 2

The problem that NO one is addressing is the plethora of health care costs that are hidden from patients. How much is that bag of IV fluid? How much is that mesh used to close your groin hernia? Why is it that a titanium rod to fix a femur (thigh bone) fracture costs over $1000? While there may be more obese patients in France and Germany compared to the US, I bet that there are far more scooter chairs here than there. I would bet that we are paying more per scooter chair than anywhere else in the world. It is these product expenses that are killing us and driving up the cost of health care.

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  1. thanks for spreading some truth, though its far from shocking for anyone who has worked many years in the medical industry (including doctors!).

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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