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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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Instead, Coase argued, "when the parties affected by externalities can negotiate costlessly with one another, an efficient outcome results no matter how the law assigns responsibility for damages." (1) This argument has come to be called the Coase Theorem, and it has led to the belief that when there are no transaction costs there is no need for government involvement in the presence of externalities.
However, expenditures associated with many resources are difficult to avoid in the short term, and conserved resources cannot be easily, or costlessly, exchanged for cash.
If investors can costlessly replicate any dividend policy, investors' valuation of a firm would not be affected by that policy.
He goes on to say that there are two problems with neoclassical economics that 'prevented it from dealing with these issues', namely, 'the assumption that preferences were endogenous, and the assumption that contracts could be costlessly enforced by the state' (or, in Walrasian versions, that the tatonnement mechanism or auctioneer adequately--or without cost--solved the problem of information and adjustment) (p.
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He pointed out that if a commodity could be stored costlessly over time, then the rate of interest in units of that commodity could never fall below zero.
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Start by assuming that we can costlessly obtain full information about the determinants of the institutional-choice question.