[The impact of social and institutional characteristics on the appropriateness of invasive cardiologic procedures].

@article{Brause2006TheIO,
  title={[The impact of social and institutional characteristics on the appropriateness of invasive cardiologic procedures].},
  author={Michaela Brause and Gesine Grande and H. Mannebach and Bernhard Badura},
  journal={Medizinische Klinik},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={226-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Germany has the highest per capita rate of invasive cardiologic procedures in Europe. An aim of the SULEIKA study was to present a clearer picture of this important area of health care. METHODS Clinical data along with social characteristics of patients were acquired by means of questionnaires. An additional survey was established to collect data about the treating institution. Clinical information was used to define the appropriateness of coronary angiographies and… CONTINUE READING

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