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Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 539–544 | Cite as

Cost-benefit analysis of a computerized medical record system

  • Umesh Saxena
  • Chung S. Sit
  • D. J. Forward
Articles

Abstract

This paper describes the cost-benefit analysis of a computerized medical record system for use in physicans' offices. Actual data for savings in physician time in paper work was collected. The qualitative benefits of the system were evaluated using a questionnaire. The cost-benefit ratios demonstrated that the use of a computerized medical system is justified.

Keywords

Medical Record Medical System Actual Data Paper Work Record System 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Umesh Saxena
    • 1
  • Chung S. Sit
    • 1
  • D. J. Forward
    • 1
  1. 1.From Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Harwood Medical AssociatesWauwatosa

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