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break-e·ven point

(brāk-ē'vĕn poynt)
The point in sales volume at which total revenue equals total costs; indicating a balance. Sales volume below the break-even point will cause a negative cash flow (loss); sales volume above the break-even point will result in a profit. This point is calculated to help determine whether a new test, procedure, or service should be offered by a health care provider based on projected sales volume.

break-e·ven point

(brāk-ē'vĕn poynt)
The point in sales volume at which total revenue equals total costs; indicating a balance. Sales volume below the break-even point will cause a negative cash flow (loss); sales volume above the break-even point will result in a profit.

break-even point,

n the level of patient visits or net revenues at which the revenues for a period are equal to the expenses incurred in that period.
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What happens to the breakeven point if that occurs?
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GFH chairman, Dr Esam Janahi said, 'There have clearly been unprecedented challenges across the global marketplace over the past nine months but we're optimistic that during the second half of 2009 the bank's operating income will be close to breakeven point or better.
Esam Janahi said, "There have clearly been unprecedented challenges across the global marketplace over the past nine months but we're optimistic that during the second half of 2009 the bank's operating income will be close to breakeven point or better.