What physicians should know about small area variation analysis.

V. A. Kazandjian, P. E. Dans, L. Scherlis

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalMaryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Volume38
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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