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