Research Article

Costs of health care: experience of one department of rheumatology.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.291.6500.957 (Published 05 October 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:957
  1. A K Thould

    Abstract

    Little or no information exists about the costs of providing services in the National Health Service. A study was commissioned to measure the costs of running the department of rheumatology in Cornwall. The results emphasised the relative cheapness of outpatient care compared with inpatient care.