Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Bloomberg: MRI for $7,332 Shows Wide Variety in U.S. Medical Costs

There was a kaggle contest for making predictions on patient data to predict return visits if i recall correctly. Wonder what was the aim of this "datapalooza" but this side finding does raises questions about healthcare costing. 
Alternatively it might just simply mean that some numbers were wrongly entered into the database. I for one have always been lost in the maze of medical receipts where some items are grouped together and some are separate. 
Lesson to be learnt. Important to learn about your primary data.  

From Bloomberg, 4 Jun, 2013 4:45:54 AM

The costs of outpatient hospital care vary widely for typical services such as an MRI, according to data released by the U.S. government.

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