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Does certificate of need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?
Several U.S. states enforce Certificate of Need (CON) regulations, which limit the number of hospitals performing open heart surgery or coronary angioplasty. CON regulations were intended to restrain cost growth and improve ...
Certificate of Need Regulations and the Availability and Use of Cancer Resections
Background: Several states use certificate of need regulations (CON) to control the growth of acute-care services, but the possible association between these restrictions and the provision of cancer surgery has not been ...