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Average hospital cost varies by 354% in Chicago

October 10, 2017
Olivia Marcus

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Chicago area.

Even within the same city, hospitals can charge wildly different prices for similar care. We used Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ — dollar signs that help employees identify cost-effective hospitals — to find the five most and least expensive hospitals in Chicago. Below is a peek into our data.

The most expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have the highest Facility Cost Rating™ in Chicago, averaged across all insurers. Interestingly, the second most expensive hospital has a C safety rating.

The least expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have lowest Facility Cost Rating™ in Chicago, averaged across all insurers.

How we rate hospitals by cost

Amino’s Facility Cost Ratings™ are an easy to understand, symbolic system of dollar signs ranging from one dollar sign denoting “inexpensive” to four dollar signs denoting “expensive.”Facility Cost Ratings™ appear on the profiles of all facilities (hospitals, imaging centers, and urgent care centers) in our Amino's healthcare transparency product.

The Facility Cost Ratings™ you see in this post are averaged across all insurers. On Amino, employees see Facility Cost Ratings™ specific to their network and plan.

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