Kernick, D.P. and Netten, A.P. (2002) A methodological framework to derive the cost of the GP consultation. Family Practice, 19 (5). pp. 500-503. ISSN 0263-2136 . (Full text available)
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With an emphasis on a primary care-led NHS, the cost of a GP consultation will be a major element in any economic analysis. No standardized methodology is available for deriving this cost, and there are a wide range of estimates. Wherever possible, local unit costs should be derived from individual practice information, particularly when local circumstances are relevant to a study, but unless standardized methodology is used, studies undertaken in different settings or at different times will not be compatible. This paper proposes a framework which will enable each practice to determine their unit consultation costs and offers data that can be used where local information is not available.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Consultation cost; GP|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit|
|Depositing User:||Rosalyn Bass|
|Date Deposited:||20 May 2011 14:24|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2012 08:21|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26872 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|