Flat of the Curve Medicine

Definition

Health Economics

  • This refers to a situation in which the impact of additional health care on the health of an individual or a population has fallen to zero. The marginal productivity of health care is zero. It might arise either through the operation of diminishing returns to scale or of the law of variable proportions. At the level of population health, it is a consequence of giving priority to patients who are likely to gain most from treatment.
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