From the article's side bar:
Here are the line-item charges from Santa Barbara Hematology and Oncology for Kathleen Aldrich's final round of chemotherapy over two days in the spring of 2005. Carboplatin and Docotaxel are the main anti-cancer drugs; Neulasta is given to help boost white blood cells destroyed by chemo.When I read this, I wondered, who's a "fault" here? The doctor's office? The insurer? The patient?
Office visit: $166.56
Chemo infusion: $446.72
Chemo infusion: $104.96
Office visit: $43.44
Source: Santa Barbara Hematology's account statement as filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
But I could not help to note the prices of a single dose of the drugs administered to this patient...