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Journal Article

The costs of developing, implementing, and operating a safety learning system in community practice.

O'Beirne M, Reid R, Zwicker K, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2013;9:211-8.

This study estimated a cost of approximately CAD $260,000 over 4 years to develop and run a safety learning system for family physician clinics in Calgary, Alberta. Policy makers and payers may need to determine whether there is an adequate return on investment for the sustainability of these types of programs.