Definition of capitation in English:

capitation

Line breaks: capi|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /kapɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The payment of a fee or grant to a doctor, school, etc., the amount of which is determined by the number of patients, pupils, or customers that are served: [as modifier]: income from capitation fees
More example sentences
  • An increase in capitation grants to schools of only €50 per pupil would meet the annual insurance costs.
  • By combining several regional groups of physicians, they were able to negotiate capitation payments for large patient populations.
  • Incentives may be aimed directly at individual doctors such as capitation payments, caps on fee-for-service income, and target payments for screening set proportions of a population.

Origin

early 17th century (denoting the counting of heads): from late Latin capitatio 'poll tax', from caput 'head'.

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