Strategies for reducing regional variation in the use of surgery: a systematic review.

@article{Reames2014StrategiesFR,
  title={Strategies for reducing regional variation in the use of surgery: a systematic review.},
  author={Bradley N. Reames and Sarah P Shubeck and John D. Birkmeyer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={259 4},
  pages={
          616-27
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the literature evaluating the effect of practice guidelines and decision aids on use of surgery and regional variation. BACKGROUND The use of surgical procedures varies widely across geographic regions. Although practice guidelines and decision aids have been promoted for reducing variation, their true effectiveness is uncertain. METHODS Studies evaluating the influence of clinical practice guidelines or consensus statements, shared decision making and decision aids, or… CONTINUE READING
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