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KHN: Few Use Government Data in Health Care Decisions

Efforts to make health care data widely available were supposed to help guide consumers to better care at lower prices, but less than 9 percent use price information and only 3 percent use physician information.

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The government’s effort to make health care data widely available was supposed to help guide consumers to better care at lower prices. But, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, less than 9 percent use information about prices and only 3 percent use information about physicians.

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