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Title
International differences in medical care practices.
First Author
McPherson, Klim
Date of Pub
1989 Supp.
Pages
9-20
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
An overview of several aspects of international comparisons of medical care utilization is presented with a discussion of the usefulness of such comparisons in identifying geographic variations in utilization and in elucidating the nature of clinical decisionmaking regarding various procedures. The discussion includes the purposes of conducting international studies as well as the methodological and policy issues involved. Brief descriptions of some of the studies that have been conducted are also provided.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Comparative Study : Cross-Cultural Comparison : Decision Making : Evaluation Studies : Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data : Physician's Practice Patterns/statistics & numerical data : Surgical Procedures, Operative/utilization
NTIS Number
PB90-172255