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Strategies to reduce variation in the use of surgery.

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Provision rates for surgery vary widely in relation to identifiable need, suggesting that reduction of this variation might be appropriate. The definition of unwarranted variation is difficult because the boundaries of acceptable practice are wide, and information about patient preference is lacking. Very little direct research evidence exists on the modification of variations in surgery rates, so inferences must be drawn from research on the alteration of overall rates. The available evidenc...

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Volume:
382
Issue:
9898
Pages:
1130-1139
Publication date:
2013-09-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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