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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

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  • Stargardt, Tom
  • Schreyögg, Jonas

Abstract

Small area variations in healthcare infrastructure may result in differences in early detection and outcomes for patients with rare diseases.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 105 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 110-118

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Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:105:y:2012:i:2:p:110-118

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Keywords: Rare diseases; Administrative data; Healthcare system; Small area variations;

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  1. Mercuri, Mathew & Natarajan, Madhu K. & Norman, Geoff & Gafni, Amiram, 2012. "An even smaller area variation: Differing practice patterns among interventional cardiologists within a single high volume tertiary cardiac centre," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 179-185.
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  8. Jonas Schreyögg & Tom Stargardt & Oliver Tiemann, 2011. "Costs and quality of hospitals in different health care systems: a multi‐level approach with propensity score matching," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(1), pages 85-100, January.
  9. Schneeweiss, Sebastian & Maclure, Malcolm & Walker, Alexander M. & Grootendorst, Paul & Soumerai, Stephen B., 2001. "On the evaluation of drug benefits policy changes with longitudinal claims data: the policy maker's versus the clinician's perspective," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 97-109, February.
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Cited by:
  1. Eibich, P.; & Ziebarth, N.;, 2013. "Analyzing Regional Variation in Health Care Utilization Using (Rich) Household Microdata," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 13/12, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
  2. Blankart, Carl Rudolf, 2012. "Does healthcare infrastructure have an impact on delay in diagnosis and survival?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 105(2), pages 128-137.

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