We've built a web app that helps patients to compare the costs of medical procedures at hospitals in their region. By making hidden healthcare costs more transparent, we're empowering citizens to take a stand on their health and wallet.
See the app live at http://medicompare.herokuapp.com!
npm install npm install -g nodemon
Ensure you have Nodemon installed, then run:
Then visit http://localhost:3000.
Example procedures to search
|069 - TRANSIENT ISCHEMIA||10010||New York||Shows suburb-city split|
|870 - SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS W MV 96+ HOURS||02110||Boston||Local example|
|853 - INFECTIOUS & PARASITIC DISEASES W O.R. PROCEDURE W MCC||10010||New York||More expensive version of Ischemia|
|178 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS & INFLAMMATIONS W CC||82001||Cheyenne, WY||More expensive & less choice in rural areas|
|195 - SIMPLE PNEUMONIA & PLEURISY W/O CC/MCC||06501||New Haven, CT||University hospitals more expensive|
|207 - RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS W VENTILATOR SUPPORT 96+ HOURS||95101||San Jose||Most expensive procedures, stark regional cost differences|
We used a dataset of over 160,000 medical procedures from across the country, compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You'll find it in the /data folder.
- Node.js & Express
About Coding it Forward
Coding it Forward is an alliance of young people passionate about using their technology skills for social good. A big part of this is empowering consumers, improving healthcare, and bringing medicine into the digital age.