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Is blood thicker than water? Peer effects in stent utilization among Floridian cardiologists

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  • Huesch, Marco D.
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    Variations in physician practice are pervasive and costly, and may be harmful. The objective of much policy in the West is to increase the interconnectedness of physicians, furthering the transfer of information and thus reducing variation.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 73 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 12 ()
    Pages: 1756-1765

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:73:y:2011:i:12:p:1756-1765

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    Keywords: USA; Practice variation; Diffusion; Peer effects; Adoption; Innovations; Utilization; Cardiologists; Physicians;

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