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