Shopping for Health Care in South Carolina

South Carolina HealthCare Data

South Carolina’s Medicaid agency released a map showing the financial data of the state’s 60 hospitals. The data allows patients to comparison shop for health care such as non-emergency care as high-deductible plans push more of the cost of health care onto workers. There is five years’ worth of profitability and occupancy data of hospitals statewide, as well as what each hospital collected from Medicaid for treating uninsured patients. People can search for hospitals by name, find them on a map or compare up to four at a time from a list.

It’s expected audience includes legislators and policy makers.

Read the full article here and check out the map.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com

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