Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 258--261

General Hospital Psychiatry : Cost of One Visit


Gopala P Sarma 
 Professors, Head, Department of Psychiatry, M.G.M. Hospital, Warangal-506007, India

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Gopala P Sarma
Professors, Head, Department of Psychiatry, M.G.M. Hospital, Warangal-506007
India

An analysis of patients attending general hospital psychiatry out-patient (OP) showed that cost of one visit was Rs. 201/- Management«SQ»s contribution of the total expenditure was 68% and patients«SQ» 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«SQ»s visits remaining the same.


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Sarma G. General Hospital Psychiatry : Cost of One Visit.Indian J Psychiatry 2000;42:258-261


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Sarma G. General Hospital Psychiatry : Cost of One Visit. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2000 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];42:258-261
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