(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…
This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, a service of the California Health Care Foundation.”
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