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

General Hospital Psychiatry : Cost of One Visit

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
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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.



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