How Much Is That Titanium Hip In The Window?

Feb 19, 2013

Credit Photo courtesy Semissourian.com

Pop question: how much does a hip replacement cost for an uninsured person? Answer: somewhere between eleven and $125-thousand bucks.  A college student’s survey of American hospitals found quoted costs to vary wildly – when the hospitals even provided quotes. Many could not, or did not. The results were recently published by the Journal of American Medicine Association.

Elisabeth Rosenthal covers medicine and science for the New York Times and wrote about the study for “The Well”