Geographic variations in the use of medical care may occur because of differences in patient severity of illness, patient access or use of medical care, physician practice patterns, availability of technology, economic incentives, and malpractice concerns. These variations are leading to greater scrutiny of appropriateness and cost effectiveness of medical care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1989|
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