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Isr J Health Policy Res. 2017 Feb 20;6:9. doi: 10.1186/s13584-017-0135-6. eCollection 2017.

Medical care epidemiology and unwarranted variation: the Israeli case.

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1
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, The Williamson Translational Research Building, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Improvement, Lebanon, 03756 NH USA.
2
Goodman Health Services, 65 Whitney Farms Rd, North Yarmouth, 04097 ME USA.

Abstract

In an article in this Journal, Mendlovic and colleagues report on regional variation in medical care across Israeli regions. This study joins a growing literature demonstrating generally high variation in the provision of health care services within developed countries. This commentary summarizes the status of medical care epidemiology and its studies of unwarranted variation in health care, and provides a conceptual framework to guide future studies. Recommendations are offered for advancing studies in Israel that could guide policy development and clinical improvement.

PMID:
28239448
PMCID:
PMC5319107
DOI:
10.1186/s13584-017-0135-6
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