factor of proportionality


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factor of proportionality

[′fak·tər əv prə‚pȯrsh·ən′al·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
Two quantities A and B are related by a factor of proportionality μ if either A = μ B or B = μ A.
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Following Friedman's methodology, hospitals will adapt their expenditures to be a given proportion of their expected (or permanent) revenues, where the factor of proportionality is highly stable.
Third, the factor of proportionality is treated somewhat differently.
e] but also by the log of the factor of proportionality, k,, (where the factor of proportionality may differ by type of hospital), as well as the adjustment coefficient, j.