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Variations in rates of appropriate and inappropriate carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention in 4 Canadian provinces.

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BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CE), when performed on appropriate patients, reduces the incidence of stroke, yet there are marked variations in rates of this procedure. We sought to determine reasons for the variation in CE rates in 4 Canadian provinces. METHODS: We identified all CEs performed in 4 Canadian provinces between January 2000 and December 2001, inclusive. From chart review and expert assessment, we determined the proportion of these procedures that were appropriate, inappro...

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10.1503/cmaj.1040170

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
Stroke and Geratology
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Author
Journal:
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne More from this journal
Volume:
171
Issue:
5
Pages:
455-459
Publication date:
2004-08-01
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EISSN:
1488-2329
ISSN:
0820-3946
Language:
English
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pubs:199906
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uuid:8ed02347-ff0a-43db-a7f4-1a5d6c4f89d5
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pubs:199906
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199906
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2012-12-19

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