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Table 3 Options for allocating a hospital budget

From: Treatment costs and priority setting in health care: A qualitative study

Number Treated Options
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  (All money for low cost patients)    (Same money for both diseases) (Same number of patients)    (First come, first served)
Disease 1 (Cost/patient $40,000) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 ?
Disease 2 (Cost/patient $20,000) 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 ?
Total Treated 600 550 500 450 400 350 300 Approx 400
Number Not Treated 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 Approx 800
Total Cost 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m