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Table 1 Proposed variables for input into the cost function

From: Estimating the Unit Costs of Healthcare Service Delivery in India: Addressing Information Gaps for Price Setting and Health Technology Assessment

Model WHO model [30] Proposed: inpatient admission Proposed: outpatient visit
Cost Average cost Cost per admission Cost per outpatient visit
Technology (input mix) GDP per capita Labour input
Capital stock
Labour input
Capital stock
Price of labour   Price of labour Price of labour
Price of capital   State healthcare expenditure per capita State healthcare expenditure per capita
Capacity utilisation Occupancy rate
Average length of stay
Occupancy rate Labour/output ratio
Case mix Hospital level Facility level Facility level
Outputs Inpatient admissions/outpatient visits Inpatient admissions Outpatient visits
  1. GDP gross domestic product; WHO World Health Organization