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Managed care Any input, both direct and indirect, required to produce an intervention See Adjusted average per capita cost, Administrative cost, Average cost, Average cost per claim, Capital cost, Consumable cost, Direct cost, Fixed cost, Health care cost, Incremental cost, Indirect cost, Intangible cost, Marginal cost, Sunk cost, Variable cost. Cf Price Lab medicine The money expended by a provider to produce goods or services.
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That amount of money, time, labor, or other expense required to gain possession of something or to attain a goal.
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Dave Jones has consistently denied their poor end-of-season form last year cost dearly.
Lama cautioned, if steps were not taken with speed for a peaceful world, the advantages of modern technology might cost dearly to the humanity.
We changed things at half time and after we equalised I really thought we would go on and win it, but in the end inexperience at the back has cost dearly."
To do anything less is a disservice to our troops and their families - and it could now cost dearly in court.
If you're refused finance, you can find out why, but don't be tempted to use disreputable lenders just because they'll take you -- it'll cost dearly in the long run.
This clerical mistake by the registrar/revenue office has cost dearly to Arsala, who visits the office every day to get the application corrected but to no avail.
The PML (N) and PTI's, stubbornness has cost dearly to the country because the country's image had taken the nosedive in the international community and the economy of the country had also been affected badly, he observed.
Premature births and incubators cost dearly and immigrant parents in Dubai are ill prepared financially for this kind of emergency.
The three-time champions tried their best to hang onto the title and led early on, but Reynolds fumed at some of the referees' decisions and these seemed to cost dearly as the team picked up a series of fouls including two technical which Griffins banked to open up a sizeable lead.
Buying or leasing a vehicle is a major decision and, as with taking out the wrong mortgage, the wrong advice can cost dearly.