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Use of healthcare resources in the last six months of life

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1201-b (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1201

Findings should be approached with caution outside United States

  1. Tom Love, research fellow,
  2. Tom Fahey, professor ([email protected])
  1. Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4BF

    EDITOR—The article by Wennberg et al on variation in the use of healthcare resources at the end of life raises several questions.1

    It implies that the frequency of use of services is associated with workforce supply, but other studies contradict this. Supplier induced demand does not explain doctor variability in Norway,2 and …

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