Do you know why some docs like Hasson/Wong/Rahal say they can do a 3500-4000 graft FUT procedure and charge per graft, while others say they’ll they’ll just take out a strip and transplant however many grafts they get, charging a flat rate and say that they can usually only get 2000 or so grafts in a single FUT session (assuming a second FUT session). There seem to be two camps of doctors: one aggressive, charging per graft and indicating a large number extracted from a strip, while others conservative, charging a flat rate and indicating they will probably only be able to get about 2000 at most depending on laxity.
I can’t speak for other doctors and why they do what they do. I have always charged per graft because that reflected the amount of work, the size of the staff needed and the value to the patient. Also, by estimating grafts yield, I can tell the patient what to expect and also address the donor supply that remains which can then be calculated into a Master Plan for the future balding of that surgery patient. I am big on long term strategic planning and that includes what future costs might be for my patients as the balding progresses.