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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

List of hospital charges shows wide variation

US hospitals charge Medicare widely varying amounts for the same medical procedure, even when those hospitals are in the same city or right across the street from each other, according to data released Wednesday by the federal government. The data are attracting lots of attention from the media, but the findings probably won’t surprise Massachusetts consumers.

Similar information for Massachusetts hospitals, published by the state for several years, also shows startling disparities among hospitals’ prices.

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