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Reducing the Costs of U.S. Health Care: The Role of Electronic Health Records

Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH
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From Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1341.

Request for Single Reprints: Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065; e-mail: rak2007@med.cornell.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(2):151-152. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-2-201307160-00014
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In this issue, Adler-Milstein and colleagues address the relationship between the use of EHRs and the costs of health care and found that EHRs in a community-based setting seem to slow ambulatory cost growth. The editorialist discusses the study's findings as well as the questions it raises.

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