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Indian J Psychiatry. 2000 Jul;42(3):258-61.

General hospital psychiatry : cost of one visit.

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  • 1MD(Psy), DPM., Professors, Head, Department of Psychiatry, M.G.M. Hospital, Warangal-506007.

Abstract

An analysis of patients attending general hospital psychiatry out-patient (OP) showed that cost of one visit was Rs. 201/- Management's contribution of the total expenditure was 68% and patients' 32%. Salaries accounted for the maximum-48%. This was followea by loss of earnings- 17%. Drugs accounted for less than 10%. If MCI norms are followed, cost of a visit would increase by 61%, drug supply and number of patient's visits remaining the same.

KEYWORDS:

Cost; MCI; visit

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