Docs skeptical about online medical auction sites

Patients may find cheaper deals for surgery and other medical procedures online, but physicians worry that the practice may hold patient safety risks, reports Kaiser Health News. One such site, Medibid, allows consumers to post requests for surgery and receive bids from doctors around the country. Marty Makary, an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, questioned the practice, voicing concerns about the site's "lack of good metrics of quality." Read the full article at FierceHealthIt

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