Torrecardenas shows patients the cost of care


TORRECARDENAS HOSPITAL in Almeria has given patients more than 3,000 informative receipts to show healthcare users how much the Junta is spending on medical care.

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The hospital is currently giving out receipts for four different procedures: cataract surgery, dental work, rhinoplasty and arthroscopy. 

The healthcare centre is also planning to extend this measure to other procedures, including Computerised Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, mammograms and every other diagnostic test.

This is one of the Junta’s first steps towards an ‘Open Government’, which consists of letting citizens know exactly where their taxes are going to.

The receipts also include estimated costs for cleaning and expendable materials, salaries, etc, so citizens will gain an understanding of what a healthcare system costs in real times. 



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