The Appropriateness of Use of Selected Medical and Surgical Procedures and Its Relationship to Geographic Variations in Their Use

Published in: The Appropriateness of Use of Selected Medical and Surgical Procedures and its Relationship to Geographic Variations in Their Use / Ed. by Mark R. Chassin. (Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Health Services Research and Health Administration Press, 1989), 160 p

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1989

by Mark R. Chassin, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Rolla Edward Park, Constance M. Winslow, Katherine L. Kahn, Nancy J. Merrick, Arlene Fink, Joan Keesey, David Solomon, Robert H. Brook

Study design, methods, procedures, analysis, and validation in the Rand studies of coronary angiography, carotid edarterectomy, and diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Closes with conclusions from the studies and their implications for physician education, reimbursement, health policy, and future research.

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