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English definition of “capitation fee”

capitation fee

noun [C]     FINANCE, GOVERNMENT
in the UK, a payment or charge that is made for each patient in a particular area or each student in a school: The basic idea is that patients pay a flat-rate capitation fee to a health-care organisation that is then responsible for providing necessary treatment.
(Definition of capitation fee noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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