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Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, had hip replacement surgery last summer. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.


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