iFHP 2010 Comparative Price Report
At its recent meeting in San Francisco, the iFHP Council of Management released the 2010 Comparative Price Report, its third annual survey of prices of the cost of specific medical and products and services, collected by iFHP member plans.
The study is done to help member plans better understand why health care costs are so much higher in some countries than others. The survey data showed that average U.S. prices for procedures were once again the highest of those in the 12 countries surveyed for nearly all of the 14 common services and procedures reviewed.
iFHP CEO Tom Sackville said “We hope the release of this updated report on our price survey will be a key step forward in creating a more informed base of knowledge for all our member countries and allow them to better assess the impact of unit prices on the cost of health care.”
Click here for details of the 2010 Price Report.