International comparison of waiting times for selected cardiovascular procedures.

  title={International comparison of waiting times for selected cardiovascular procedures.},
  author={Raymond J. Carroll and Susan D. Horn and Bjorn Soderfeldt and Brent C. James and Lena Malmberg},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={25 3},
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare waiting times for cardiovascular procedures in five different health care delivery/financing systems. BACKGROUND A recurrent criticism of national health care systems is long waiting times, or "queues," for high technology procedures. However, no objective data exist comparing waiting times in the United States with those in other systems. METHODS Directors of cardiac catheterization laboratories, directors of cardiac surgery in the United… CONTINUE READING
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