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    scale

    Would anyone please explain the following in bold in easy English?

    1. At Mayo, groups have relied on peer review and discussion to work out consistency of procedures. The problem is to scale this capability to a larger system where doctors can't be expected to learn from each other onformally.

    2. While protocols may lead to savings of 30 to 70 percent, the organization loses money because of reduced fees for service. James said: "You can only make a business case for quality if you can link quality to a payment strategy." This can be done in a capitated health plan (the patient pays a fixed amount each year to cover all services) with little turnover or a partnership with a company ...

    Thank you.

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    Re: scale

    1. At Mayo, groups have relied on peer review and discussion to work out consistency of procedures. The problem is to scale up this capability to a larger system because doctors can't be expected to learn from each other informally.

    2. While protocols may lead to savings of 30 to 70 percent, the organization loses money because of reduced fees for service. James said: "You can only make a business case for quality if you can link quality to a payment strategy." This can be done in a capitation fee health plan (the patient pays a fixed amount each year to cover all services) with little turnover or in partnership with a company ...

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