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An even smaller area variation: Differing practice patterns among interventional cardiologists within a single high volume tertiary cardiac centre

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  • Mercuri, Mathew
  • Natarajan, Madhu K.
  • Norman, Geoff
  • Gafni, Amiram
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    Variations in the rate of use of common medical procedures/therapies are widely documented. Previous studies tend to focus on variations between either hospitals or geographic areas. Few studies examine within centre practice variations.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 104 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 179-185

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:104:y:2012:i:2:p:179-185

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    Keywords: Practice variation; Coronary artery disease; Practice style; Single Centre;

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    1. Westert, Gert P. & Nieboer, Anna P. & Groenewegen, Peter P., 1993. "Variation in duration of hospital stay between hospitals and between doctors within hospitals," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 37(6), pages 833-839, September.
    2. Grytten, Jostein & Sorensen, Rune, 2003. "Practice variation and physician-specific effects," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 403-418, May.
    3. Kalf, Annette J. H. & Spruijt-Metz, Donna, 1996. "Variation in diagnoses: Influence of specialists' training on selecting and ranking relevant information in geriatric case vignettes," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 42(5), pages 705-712, March.
    4. Mercuri, Mat & Natarajan, Madhu K. & Holder, Douglas H. & Xie, Changchun & Gafni, Amiram, 2009. "Insight into capacity planning for cardiac catheterization services: Policy lessons learned from "Looking in the Mirror" over a decade," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 91(3), pages 314-320, August.
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    1. Eibich, Peter & Ziebarth, Nicolas R., 2014. "Analyzing regional variation in health care utilization using (rich) household microdata," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 114(1), pages 41-53.
    2. Stargardt, Tom & Schreyögg, Jonas, 2012. "A framework to evaluate the effects of small area variations in healthcare infrastructure on diagnostics and patient outcomes of rare diseases based on administrative data," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 105(2), pages 110-118.

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