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PRIVATELY insured patients are paying 30 to 70 per cent more for medical devices such as pacemakers, stents and artificial joints than public hospitals and patients overseas.

These devices are costing health funds $1 billion a year but there is no check to ensure that patients are getting the most cost-effective devices, a new study for the nation’s largest health fund has found.

via The Daily Telegraph.


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