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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Key Lessons (2)

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  • For other technologies, national adoption costs more than it saves
    • National adoption of all other technologies cost money in net
    • CDSS achieves positive cost-benefit for practices with more than six physicians
  • Economies of scale vary widely
    • CDSS show strong economies of scale, due to the high cost of knowledge management
    • Payer technologies show strong economies of scale, due to negotiating leverage of large organizations
    • Patient technologies show weak economies of scale, due to high patient associated costs (e.g. individual devices)

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