- According to survey of 1,000 working-age adults commissioned by CIGNA:
- 20% of women compare the costs of doctors and medical procedures vs. 15% of men.
- 79% of women purchase generic medications instead of name-brand drugs vs. 69% of men.
This section examines the benefits and costs of various options to increase transparency in health care, including providing consumers with better information on prices and quality. Discussion of health reform policy proposals related to increasing transparency (i.e., policy options under discussion and not yet adopted or implemented) is contained at Transparency under Health Reform, Components of Reform, Cost Containment.
- Transparency (Health Affairs search)