Robert P. Kocher, MD; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
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Marcus M. Reidenberg, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
August 29, 2013
Lack of Transparency in emergency Care
The discussions of making medical prices and quality measures public to decrease the cost and increase the quality of medical care assumes that the patient can choose where to get care. For acutely ill or injured people, others, friends, relatives, or first responders, usually take them to the nearest emergency room. The patient has no choice. This limitation of transparency as a solution to some of our cost and quality problems should not be ignored.
Kocher RP, Emanuel EJ. The Transparency Imperative. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:296–297. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-4-201308200-00666
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(4):296-297.
Healthcare Delivery and Policy, High Value Care, Hospital Medicine.
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