Variations in the utilization of endovascular aneurysm repair reflect population risk factors and disease prevalence.

@article{Ng2010VariationsIT,
  title={Variations in the utilization of endovascular aneurysm repair reflect population risk factors and disease prevalence.},
  author={Tina T. Ng and J Mirocha and David P Magner and Bruce L. Gewertz},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={801-9, 809.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE Highly variable utilization rates for a diverse group of surgical procedures are commonly ascribed to physician practice patterns rather than clinical considerations. A previous investigation by our group showed that variations in the rates of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) actually reflected regional risk factors for atherosclerosis, not physician… CONTINUE READING