Study reveals surgery costs differ wildly across hospitals nationwide

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 5:58 p.m. CST; updated 6:04 p.m. CST, Monday, February 11, 2013

CHICAGO — Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won't be able to tell you, at least not right away — if at all. And if you shop around and find centers that can quote a price, the amounts could vary astronomically, a study found.