Tylenol for $1,089.50 a pop?

Uh, no.

A patient complains about her emergency room bill. Of course after the fact, it looks absurd. But she didn’t know beforehand whether it was something serious or not.

So, the $1,000+ was for a physician’s evaluation, and the exclusion of life-threatening disease. Not just for the Tylenol.

Normally Dubner gets it right, but here the analysis is terribly short-sighted.


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