Ariz. launches tool to compare hospital care costs

06/3/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Arizona health officials announced the launch of an online hospital care cost comparison tool on Monday. Using federal and state data, the website, AZ Hospital Compare, will show cost comparisons for specific procedures, as well as allow consumers to review discharge rates and quality scores. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble said the increased transparency will help raise hospital care quality and assist patients in making health care decisions.

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