A Consumer-based Evaluation of Healthcare Price and Quality Transparency

F. Lee Revere, PhD, Alissa Ratanatawan, MD, Elifnur Yay Donderici, MS, J. David Miller, MBA, Robert Morgan, PhD


Growing trends in private and public healthcare spending has created a sense of urgency around better understanding and publicizing healthcare costs and quality. The quantity and usability of consumer-based websites providing healthcare price and quality transparency is steadily growing. These websites are well-positioned to provide comparative information which may influence consumer purchasing decisions. This research evaluates the growing trend in publicly available transparency data and the influence this information may have on healthcare leaders, providers, policy-makers and consumers.

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