Accounting for medical variation : the case of prescribing activity in a New Zealand general practice sample.
Medical practice variation is extensive and well documented, particularly for surgical interventions, and raises important questions for health policy.
To date, however, little work has been carried out on interpractitioner variation in prescribing activity in the primary care setting.
An analytical model of medical variation is derived from the literature and relevant indicators are identified from a study of New Zealand general practice.
The data are based on nearly 9500 completed patient encounter records drawn from over a hundred practitioners in the Waikato region of the North Island, New Zealand.
The data set represents a 1% sample of all weekday general practice office encounters in the Hamilton Health District recorded over a 12-month period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Médecin généraliste, Prise décision, Soin santé primaire, Comparaison interindividuelle, Homme, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, General practitioner, Decision making, Primary health care, Interindividual comparison, Human, New Zealand, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0477200
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199501.