Beth Israel physicians find price list is eye-opener

08/24/2011 | WBUR-FM (Boston)

Physicians at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center find the list of prices they received, detailing hospital charges for 56 common medical tests and procedures, is an eye-opener. Medical director Dr. Richard Parker, who created the list, says he wants physicians to think about and discuss costs for what they do because it is "important to think about what something costs to understand its value."

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