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$ 1200
May 2007
New York City
3 days
Private room in upscale university-hospital  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2006
Redwood City, CA
9 nights
HMO great provider for brain surgery  more... close row
$ 10027
Nov 2006
Redlands, CA
Three days/nights
Nurses great, doctors and prices not great  more... close row
$ 38500
Jan 2008
Pulaski, VA
4 days
Great nurses made hospital stay even better  more... close row
$ 20000
Mar 2007
Cocoa Beach Florida
6 days
Stroke patient charged for services not received  more... close row
$ 11742
Dec 2007
new brunswick, nj
7 days
The above amount was charged by the hospital for a  more... close row
$ 25000
Apr 2006
Nashville, TN
two weeks
Scared but medical staff were helpful  more... close row
$ 2169
May 2006
Birmingham, AL
36 hours
Inpatient Allergy treatment trial   more... close row
$ 1750
Feb 2008
Gallatin, TN
7 days
Seven day hospital stay taught dad many things  more... close row
$ 7500
Mar 2008
battle creek
23 hour stay
Treated well although no insurance  more... close row

Description of service

They took my blood sugar, figured out it was critically low. Immediately gave a glucose tablet and hooked up to IV fluids. Monitored my blood level every 2 hours, took chest xray and consulted with your primary doctor via phone. Doctor instructed to have patient stay the night in the hospital, for what they call a 23 hour stay, cheaper than actually getting admitted longer for those who have no insurance. Kept track of all vitals and monitored all carbs in every thing Iate. Total cost of stay was 7500 dollars, some of the doctors actually donate their time, so you don't get a separate doctor bill, you only receive the er bill for the cost of the testing, xray and overnight stay.

Review of Service

The service was actually very good. Felt that I was treated just as well as if I had great insurance. Some hospitals are not all about the money, they actually care about the people, which you generally do not see much of that anymore.


Usually a hospital well known will give you the treatment you deserve, if it's not life or death, going to a hospital that is well known is worth it, I can't speak for the smaller hospitals, so I have no advice on those.

$ 6845
Nov 2006
Cherry Hill, NJ
3 days
Very poor care in hospital  more... close row
$ 4370
Dec 2007
Seattle ,WA
2 days
ER visit turned into overnight hospital stay  more... close row
$ 64000
Nov 2007
Springfield, Tennessee
4 days
Nurses were comforting in postpartum care  more... close row
$ 7000
Jan 2008
Sanford, Maine
2 days
Delivery and postnatal care  more... close row