While I would expect parking to be cheaper than an electrocardiogram, I would also expect the hospital staff to be familiar with both prices. It’s no surprise that hospitals are often tight lipped when discussing procedure prices, and there are plenty of excuses one could offer for these muffled answers.
“Just like you can’t call a contractor on the phone and ask ‘how much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?’ Maybe it would be unreasonable to expect a price quote on the phone for ‘remodeling’ your hip as well.”
That’s where Rosenthal study suffered. […]