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Patients don’t shop around for medical care

Patients are less likely to look around for the best price when seeking medical treatment, a study has found.

Instead people are most likely to follow the recommendations from their primary health physician.

Researchers say this is partly due to a lack of transparency in the cost of medical treatments.

An incentive-based system for doctors was recommended to encourage patients to find the most affordable options.

Read more at University of Southern California

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