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    could you please tell me what does "distributed as such" mean in the following text:

    Payment Schedule:
    Paid quarterly: as a total of USD 500 per patient distributed as such
    100 USD for entire completion of basic form
    400 USD for all treatment forms

    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: meaning

    The two most likely grammatical interpretations are;
    • distributed on a real 'per patient' basis (that is 50 times the per-patient payment for a hospital with 50 patients, rather than - say - 1000 times that payment for a district)

    • distributed in dollars rather than in local currency

    But I'm afraid what the writer really means is 'distributed as follows:' or 'distributed in this way:'; it's an abuse of 'as such', but bad things happen!


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