weighted capitation formula
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weighted capitation formulaA formula used by UK accountants to project future health costs. The WCF starts with projections for a resident population, then weights them as appropriate for the cost of care by age group for relative need over and above that accounted for by age, and takes into account unavoidable geographical variations in the cost of providing services. It is used to determine Health Authorities’ target share of available resources.
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