Disease Costing

Definition

Health Economics

  • A procedure for assigning the expenditures of a health system or part thereof to the particular diseases for which care is provided. The costs in question tend to be accounting costs, that is historical statements of the outcome of decisions taken in the past, rather than opportunity costs specific to a choice context. Accordingly they are not reliable estimates, even in principle, of the likely reduction in 'negative effects' of remedial policies.
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