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Fig. 1 | BMC Health Services Research

Fig. 1

From: Opportunity costs and local health service spending decisions: a qualitative study from Wales

Fig. 1

Where opportunity costs might arise. Figure 1 illustrates schematically the range of possibilities for where the opportunity cost of new TAs may lie. Offsetting savings may be found in a particular clinical programme (shown as columns) or in another type of expenditure such as the LHB’s medicines bill or staff costs (shown as rows). The yellow/green shading in Fig. 1 illustrates the example of an LHB finding offsetting savings in the medicines budget of Clinical Programme 2

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