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An increasing number of Americans (16 percent as of mid-2012) are seeking pricing information before receiving health care services, up from 11 percent in 2010, according to theThomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll: Price Transparency Report.
The poll results represent responses from 3,008 Americans interviewed from April 2-14, 2012. Respondents were asked about price transparency for health care. Among the results comparing responses in 2012 vs. 2010:
Health care services used at a similar rate: 81 percent of respondents said a household member had received some kind of health care service in the past year, a figure in line with the 80 percent figure respondents reported in 2010.
Seeking Transparency (Health Care Costs and Quality), HR Magazine, September 2012
HSA Plan Growth Continues; Most Provide Decision-Support Tools, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, June 2012
Treatment Costs for 'Shoppable' Procedures Vary Widely, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, March 2012
Health Care Consumerism Needs Transparent Cost, Quality Data, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, April 2011
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