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Putting geographic variation in surgical procedures on the map: Geographic variation in coronary artery bypass and hip and knee replacement surgeries in the Maritime provinces

Author: Adrian Levy, James Ted McDonald, Juergen Krause, Philip Leonard, David Stock, Sarah Campbell-McNamara, Mary-Ann MacSwain, Michelle Patterson, Bryn Robinson
Year: 2016
Category: Health Publications

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MSSU researchers from three Maritime provinces compared the distribution and organization of treatments for total hip and knee arthroplasty and cardiac surgical procedures across different regions of the province;evaluated how patient outcomes vary within and across jurisdictions and as a function of travel times to the hospital; and evaluated how cost and performance measures vary across hospitals offering these services within the province.

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