Tag: emergency care options

The NY Times reports a stitch to sew a wound now tops $500 for a few minutes of care; are there other options?

The NY Times reports a stitch to sew a wound now tops $500 for a few minutes of care; are there other options? A few short years ago, my son required stitches in his arm (6 to be exact) because a cars side view mirror hit his hand and the driver who failed to notice kept on going. The cost was just under $1000 for the visit ($320 for the doctors 20 minutes of time and $650 for the facility fee). Apparently, according to the NY Times, the cost of that stitch has gone up for $500 for a single Read More »