Price elasticity of demand for psychiatric consultation in a Nigerian psychiatric service.

  title={Price elasticity of demand for psychiatric consultation in a Nigerian psychiatric service.},
  author={Oluyomi B Esan},
  journal={African health sciences},
  volume={16 4},
OBJECTIVE This paper addresses price elasticity of demand (PED) in a region where most patients make payments for consultations out of pocket. PED is a measure of the responsiveness of the quantity demanded of goods or services to changes in price. The study was done in the context of an outpatient psychiatric clinic in a sub -Saharan African country. METHODS The study was performed at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. Aggregate data were collected on weekly clinic… CONTINUE READING

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