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Institutional Cost

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Definition

The Institutional Cost of a disease is the cost borne by the public institutions for which individual victims (or their households) do not pay. For instance, as a matter of public policy, children or pregnant women may be exempted from paying for malaria treatment. Such an exception constitutes public (institutional) cost.

Keywords

Public Health Pregnant Woman Public Policy Social Policy Public Institution 
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