California Hospital Giant Sutter Health Faces Heavy Backlash On Prices

(By Chad Terhune for California Healthline produced by Kaiser Health News)

Cooking dinner one night in March, Mark Frizzell sliced his pinkie finger while peeling a butternut squash and couldn’t stop the bleeding.

The 51-year-old businessman headed to the emergency room at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Sutter charged $1,555 for the 10 minutes it treated him, including $55 for a gel bandage and $487 for a tetanus shot. Continue reading article here…

 

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