Medicine: Price List

Medical Economics, "business magazine of the medical profession," last week tried to answer the doctor's perpetual question: How much shall I charge? In different communities, surgeons charge from $100 to $5,000 to remove a tumor from the bladder, $50 to $2,000 to repair a fractured skull. Removal of an appendix costs $150 to $250 in some Western communities, from $250 to $1,000 in Eastern cities. Office call charges average $2. But some doctors take as little as 50¢. some as high as $15. Doctors, to avoid competition, look to their county medical societies to set fee schedules. But Publisher Lansing Chapman...

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