Temporal trends in the utilization of diagnostic testing and treatments for cardiovascular disease in the United States, 1993-2001.

@article{Lucas2006TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the utilization of diagnostic testing and treatments for cardiovascular disease in the United States, 1993-2001.},
  author={Frances Leslie Lucas and Michael A Delorenzo and Andrea E Siewers and David E. Wennberg},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={374-9}
}
BACKGROUND Rates of invasive testing and treatment for coronary artery disease have increased over time. Less is known about trends in the utilization of noninvasive cardiac testing for coronary artery disease. The objective of this study was 2-fold: to explore temporal trends in the utilization of noninvasive and invasive cardiac services in relation to changes in the prevalence of cardiac disease, and to examine whether temporal increases have been targeted to potentially underserved… CONTINUE READING

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