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Variations in health care: the good, the bad and the inexplicable

 

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Variations in health care: the good, the bad and the inexplicable

As this report illustrates with reference to differences in admission rates for many routine surgical procedures, variations in health care are not limited to relatively rare or new interventions.

This paper explores the possible causes of variation, shows the different ways in which variations can be measured, and analyses variations by PCT in rates of elective hospital admissions for selected procedures. More …….