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Term: Micro-Costing

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-28


One of two common ways to estimate health care costs. Resources used by a specific patient are identified, traced to the patient and valued at a typical unit cost or price. It requires detailed knowledge of how individual patients are treated and cannot necessarily be generalized to other patients. Also called "bottom-up costing".

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  • Jacobs P, Shanahan M, Roos NP, Farnworth M. Cost List for Manitoba Health Services. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1999. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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