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Will the increase in patient portals decrease health care spending while increasing health care outcomes?

I would like to do a longitudinal study of patients that utilize patient portals and those that do not. This would be a continuous assessment of the cost of healthcare, the number of tests given, outcomes, and overall health assessment for individuals of similar demographics and health statuses. Does the increase in availability of information cause a positive, negative, or an unnecessary impact on the patient's health and the overall cost of treating the patients?

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