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Fee data puts brakes on docs’ test orders: study
Modern Healthcare

It’s long been an article of faith among certain healthcare reformers that soaring national healthcare costs can be constrained by making patients more aware of the cost of their own episodes of care.

Price awareness by physicians could have similar effects, according to a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reporting in a six-page article in the online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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