Considering the ‘hidden’ costs of healthcare delivery

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.5/4
The acquisition costs of medication are often only a small proportion of the total costs associated with healthcare delivery. Indirect costs associated with healthcare delivery choices might be overlooked by physicians.
Keywords: Activity-based costing, indirect cost of medicine, direct cost of medicine, process management.

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this module is to explore some of the potential ‘hidden’ costs associated with healthcare delivery.


This module focuses on two studies which highlighted some important considerations related to the calculation of the total cost of healthcare delivery.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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