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Cardiac Certificate of Need regulations and the availability and use of revascularization services?
Background: Many states enforce Certificate of Need (CON) regulations for cardiac procedures, but little is known about how CON affects utilization. We assessed the association between cardiac CON regulations, availability ...
Physician supply, treatment, and amputation rates for peripheral arterial disease
Objective: To test whether the availability of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists in a region affects revascularization and amputation rates for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Methods: We ...
Regionalization versus competition in complex cancer surgery
The empirical association between high hospital procedure volume and lower mortality rates has led to recommendations for the regionalization of complex surgical procedures. While regionalization may improve outcomes, it ...