The aim was to describe the regional variation of population based surgery rates in Finland with special reference to the comparison of surgical activities in individual hospitals.
Data on 11 common procedures covering all Finnish hospitals were obtained from the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register and the Finnish Medical Birth Register of the years 1987 and 1988.
The variations of age and sex standardized procedure rates were studied across the procedure specific hospital service areas.
The variation was estimated by three methods : extremal quotient, coefficient of variation. and systematic component of variation.
The statistical significance of the variation measures was tested with a computerized simulation model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Technique, Epidémiologie, Variation géographique, Hôpital, Traitement, Finlande, Pratique professionnelle, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Technique, Epidemiology, Geographical variation, Hospital, Treatment, Finland, Professional practice, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0492788
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199501.