Sunday, March 25, 2012

An emergency room story to make anyone ill -

Yes, the fees in ERs are off the wall all over the country," the professor of medicine told me, but he found Tarzana's to be extraordinary. "The one thing that stands out, beyond belief, is $1,212 for a metabolic panel."<p> That's a test, Dr. Moser said, in which a technician draws blood for chemical analysis, and it takes just minutes. Moser questioned not only the charge, but the usefulness of the test in his granddaughter's case.<p> Out of curiosity, I went online to see what a lab might charge for a comprehensive metabolic panel.<p> Any guesses?<p> Some labs advertise prices as low as $39;

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