differential cost

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the increase or decrease in costs as a result of one more or one less unit of output

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While high across-the-board cost sharing can create financial barriers to access, TNs employ differential cost sharing to influence patient choices of care options.
Combining differential survivorship and differential cost of the sexes is:
The outcome has implications for optimal health insurance design, in particular, whether health insurance for physician services should be designed to have differential cost sharing that depends on the respective demand characteristics of individual disease-specific service categories.
Some authors note that the correct transfer price when the seller is operating under capacity should be set equal to differential cost alone.
The key is to identify the most significant operating costs of the equipment, obtain accurate data on each machine and compare the differential cost impact of each prior to making a purchasing decision.
But first, two key points warrant emphasis: (1) a make-versus-buy cost analysis should use a differential cost perspective and (2) the analysis should cover a multi-year period and discount future cash flows to their present value.
The differential cost over standard beatings is easily justified in wind turbine generator applications, especially for high speed and generator shafting.
aureus infections have focused on the differential cost of MRSA and MSSA infections (22,23) and are case studies of outbreaks in single hospitals.
Thus the per-tuple cost of a predicate can be thought of as the differential cost of the predicate on a relation--that is, the increase in processing time that would result if the cardinality of the input relation were increased by one.
The fund will pay for the differential cost of telemedical carrier service in rural areas, "which usually costs $3,000 to $4,000 a month," Sanders estimates, adding that, "In urban communities the the cost is less than $300 to $400 a month.
The result will be a further reduction in the differential cost of patient visits to specialists compared to PCPs.
To calculate the net differential gain in value added per employee, the estimated differential cost of labor (wage differential x [1 + LC/TC differential]) is subtracted from the estimated differentials in value added per employee (see column 4, Table 4).
22) Moreover, while the differential cost of Middle Eastern oil is sizable, it never the less appears as differential rent in the global price.
A differential cost is the difference between options.
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