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Setting a New Standard for Studies of Geographic Variation in Hospital Utilization Rates

Ashton, Carol M. MD, MPH; Pietz, Kenneth PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000151243.71974.7d

From the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Reprints: Carol M. Ashton, MD, MPH, VA Medical Center (152), 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. E-mail:

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.