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Country differences in the diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease - a comparison between the US, the UK and Germany

von dem Knesebeck, O, Boente, M, Siegrist, J, Marceau, L, Link, C, Arber, S, Adams, A and McKinlay, J (2008) Country differences in the diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease - a comparison between the US, the UK and Germany BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 8. ? - ?. ISSN 1472-6963

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Abstract

The way patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) are treated is partly determined by non-medical factors. There is a solid body of evidence that patient and physician characteristics influence doctors' management decisions. Relatively little is known about the role of structural issues in the decision making process. This study focuses on the question whether doctors' diagnostic and therapeutic decisions are influenced by the health care system in which they take place. This non-medical determinant of medical decision-making was investigated in an international research project in the US, the UK and Germany.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Health Care Sciences & Services, QUALITY, PATIENT, DOCTORS, CARE
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1647

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