What does it cost the patient to see the doctor?

Kernick, D.P. and Reinhold, D.M. and Netten, A.P. (2000) What does it cost the patient to see the doctor? British Journal of General Practice, 50 (454). pp. 401-403. ISSN 0960-1643. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Against a background of increasing demands on limited resources, there will be an emphasis on undertaking studies that relate benefits of an intervention to the costs that are incurred in their production. Patient costs are an important, but often overlooked, part of an economic exercise and include transport costs, loss of employment, and loss of leisure time. This paper highlights the theoretical difficulties inherent in deriving patient costs and suggests a pragmatic framework to derive unit costs in these areas. We demonstrate that these costs are not inconsiderable when compared with the cost of a general practitioner consultation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 18:02
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 10:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16280 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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