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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

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

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:105:y:2012:i:2:p:110-118
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.01.011
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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. 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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