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Research Article

“How Much Will I Get Charged for This?” Patient Charges for Top Ten Diagnoses in the Emergency Department

  • Nolan Caldwell,

    Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Tanja Srebotnjak,

    Affiliation: Ecologic Institute, San Mateo, California, United States of America

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  • Tiffany Wang,

    Affiliation: University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Renee Hsia mail

    Renee.hsia@emergency.ucsf.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055491

About the Authors

Nolan Caldwell
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Tanja Srebotnjak
Ecologic Institute, San Mateo, California, United States of America
Tiffany Wang
University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States of America
Renee Hsia
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Renee.hsia@emergency.ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NC TW TS RYH. Performed the experiments: TS RYH. Analyzed the data: TS NC RYH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RYH. Wrote the paper: NC TW RYH TS.