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

  • 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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