An epidemiological needs assessment of carotid endarterectomy in an English health region. Is the need being met?

@article{Ferris1998AnEN,
  title={An epidemiological needs assessment of carotid endarterectomy in an English health region. Is the need being met?},
  author={Greg Ferris and Paul Roderick and Alisdair Smithies and Steve G. George and Joubin Gabbay and N B Couper and A D Chant},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1998},
  volume={317 7156},
  pages={447-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the level of provision of carotid endarterectomy (an intervention of proved efficacy for prevention of stroke in patients with symptomatic high grade carotid artery stenosis) with estimates of need. DESIGN Comparison of regional, district, and age-sex specific operation rates derived from hospital episode statistics with estimates of need based on demographic and epidemiological data; interviews with regional vascular surgeons and a joint provider-purchaser workshop to… CONTINUE READING