Putting geographic variation in surgical procedures on the map: Geographic variation in coronary artery bypass and hip and knee replacement surgeries in the Maritime provinces


MSSU researchers from three Maritime provinces compared the distribution and organization of treatments for total hip and knee arthroplasty and cardiac surgical procedures across different regions of the province;evaluated how patient outcomes vary within and across jurisdictions and as a function of travel times to the hospital; and evaluated how cost and performance measures vary across hospitals offering these services within the province.