Comparison of carotid endarterectomy outcomes from randomized controlled trials and Medicare administrative databases.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To compare the characteristics and outcomes demonstrated for participants in randomized controlled trials of carotid endarterectomy with those of the Medicare patient population who received the procedure in 1989. DESIGN Historical cohort study using Medicare claims data. SETTING Medicare beneficiary population aged 65 years and older… (More)

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