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Analyzes the cost-effectiveness of a web portal on drug misuse prevention.

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The provision of online learning modules is of course not costfree. But with marginal cost of near to zero it is one of the most effective applications of a portal in general. A careful assessment has to be undertaken to see if this is feasible as well for the prevention field. • Improve prevention information service The portal allows a “self-service” of interested public, media, practitioners and sponsor when searching for prevention-related information. They can administer their own benefits.

The actual social benefits will depend on the number of publications on the portal and the number of downloads as well as the downloading user. As for the other communications costs practitioners have expressed a strong need for communication with colleagues. Communication with colleagues is mostly undertaken via e-mail, via telephone and to a lesser degree personally. 69 out of 5 as last communication means in the market survey undertaken by Mentor. Therefore the use of discussion boards in the community is an issue which has to be addressed in the marketing strategy of the portal.

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