cost-benefit ratio


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cost-benefit ratio

a mathematic representation of the relationship of the cost of an activity to the benefit of its outcome or product.
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Using the cost of incarceration and the benefit of avoiding a crime, a cost-benefit ratio can be calculated.
Therapeutic treatment and postexposure prophylaxis were shown to be cost-saving, with a cost-benefit ratio of 2.
There are times when you do have to assess the cost-benefit ratio of a situation, whether it's late in a match or you're not wanting to push your body as you get back into it,'' Agassi said.
Dedini tested 26 solvents before settling on ethanol, which had the best cost-benefit ratio.
Also, we did not evaluate the efficacy of pesticide spraying for mosquito control or its cost-benefit ratio with regard to pesticide-related health effects.
The addition of acyclovir suppression therapy to serostatus identification and counseling improved the cost-benefit ratio somewhat, Dr.
This allows the CI unit to evaluate the cost-benefit ratio of each task, as well as to determine whether any particular internal customer has over-used this resource.
That's the widely accepted notion from the public choice school of economics that says it makes perfect sense, given the high cost-benefit ratio of public policy savvy, for citizens to have only dim notions of what the hell is going on in government.
To tip the scales toward a more favorable cost-benefit ratio for primary care providers, several changes are needed.
Where the cost-benefit analysis of supported employment utilizes the net benefit and the cost-benefit ratio approaches, the internal rate of return approach is hardly considered in use of rehabilitation programs due to the mathematics involved (Struthers, 1977).