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A methodological framework to derive the cost of the GP consultation

Kernick, David P., Netten, Ann (2002) A methodological framework to derive the cost of the GP consultation. Family Practice, 19 (5). pp. 500-503. ISSN 0263-2136. (doi:10.1093/fampra/19.5.500) (KAR id:26872)


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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/fampra/19.5.500
Uncontrolled keywords: Consultation cost; GP
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:05 UTC
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