Public Agenda's has a newly released research about how people find and use price information in health care, conducted with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation. This research is an update of their 2015 research on price information-seeking.
This research includes findings from a nationally representative survey of Americans as well as separate representative surveys of residents of New York State, Florida, New Hampshire and Texas. Briefs on findings from each of the four states are available here.
Among the findings are that one in five Americans has compared prices and most of those who compared prices say they saved money. Most Americans do not believe price and quality are associated. But some people remain unaware that prices can vary. And most people say there is not enough information on how much medical services cost.