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Developing a universal tool for the prioritization of patients waiting for elective surgery

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  • Solans-Domènech, Maite
  • Adam, Paula
  • Tebé, Cristian
  • Espallargues, Mireia
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    The objective was to elaborate a priority scoring system for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery to be implemented in the Catalan public health system. This tool should ideally be universal (for all patients and across the entire region) with common criteria and weights (for all surgical procedures), simple and user-friendly.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 113 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 118-126

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:118-126
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.07.006
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    1. Julia Witt & Anthony Scott & Richard H. Osborne, 2009. "Designing choice experiments with many attributes. An application to setting priorities for orthopaedic waiting lists," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(6), pages 681-696.
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