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Opinion: Health care price tags won’t find you the best doctor

When it comes to health care, people need to be able to find out what it costs. Even more important, they need information on the quality of care provided by…

Say you want to know which baseball players provide the most value for the big dollars they’re being paid. A Google search quickly yields analytics. But suppose your primary care physician just diagnosed you with cancer. What will a search for a “high value” cancer doctor tell you?

Not much.

over bloated and unintelligible medical bills has prompted pushback ranging from an exposé by a to a that hospitals list their prices online. But despite widespread agreement about the importance of high-value care, information about the clinical outcomes of individual physicians, which can put cost into perspective,

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