Cost. HSPM J712. Cost concepts. Opportunity cost Total cost Fixed cost Variable cost Average cost Marginal cost. The economic problem. The basic economic problem is the scarcity of social resources to satisfy human wants and needs.
When a high percentage of all spending in our economy is for health care, we wonder if some of the resources going into health care could be better used elsewhere, as
Prices can reflect society's opportunity cost
Part is because
of the capital
The physician’s fee is billed separately, so it’s not included here.
Revenue ÷ Units − Average Cost per unit.
Economies of scale. AC falls as Q rises. That’s because the fixed cost gets spread over more tests.
At 40 tests per day, the break-even price is $25.52. Any higher price Is profitable.
Charging different customers different prices for the same thing.