salami slicing



  • A scheme in which minimal amounts of money, usually less than 0.1 cent, are taken from multiple, often millions, of accounts or transactions, so as to accumulate a large amount of stolen money while attempting to avoid detection due to the minor individual quantities involved.
  • To reduce anything favorable, such as the level of quality control and/or service, very gradually in the attempt to escape notice by those affected.

Health Economics

  • (written as Salami Slicing)
    The identification of patient sub-groups for whom cost-effectiveness is highest and that may make a case for a higher price for the technology in question.