International differences in medical care practices

  title={International differences in medical care practices},
  author={Klim Mcpherson},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
An overview of several aspects of international comparisons of medical care utilization is presented with a discussion of the usefulness of such comparisons in identifying geographic variations in utilization and in elucidating the nature of clinical decisionmaking regarding various procedures. The discussion includes the purposes of conducting international studies as well as the methodological and policy issues involved. Brief descriptions of some of the studies that have been conducted are… CONTINUE READING

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