I am trying to write an Abstract and need to change the sentence

I believe that the work load for the physicians will pay off by increasing patient safety.

I was wondering if there is a more formal way to say that something pays off?

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It will be compensated for, redeemed, justified. And there must be no comma before that.

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    I like "I believe that the additional work load for the physicians will be justified by an increase in patient safety." Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 12:25
  • @DavidSchwartz Me too.
    – moonstar
    Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 13:02

The service might be remunerated as well.

  • It might well: but it might be paid (or pay well) has nothing to do with whether it pays off. Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 10:08

Just a suggestion, but you could simplify and clarify that sentence as "I believe that the workload for the physicians will increase patient safety." - but actually for an even better sentence you should say what it is about the workload that you believe will cause this increase. And personally I would spell "workload" as one word, although both variants are ok (but think about the word count in your abstract ;) ).

  • You are nearly three years late unfortunately. Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 11:41

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