Hospital Medicine: Sticker Shock

The Hospitalist show

Summary: This month’s edition features a lively discussion among hospitalists who took part in a workshop on cost transparency at HM13 last month. Session leader, UCSF School of Medicine clinical instructor Dr. Christopher Moriates, explains why now is the right time to tackle hospital costs and says improving cost transparency is a win-win proposition. Fellow hospitalist, Dr. Andrew Lai, comments on cost-awareness principles, and their UCSF colleague, Dr. Niraj Sehgal, describes why patients and doctors should work together to create cost transparency.