More cardiac procedures do not mean better care

May 1997
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);05/31/97, Vol. 314 Issue 7094, p1570
Academic Journal
Focuses on an article published in the `New England Journal of Medicine' on the same death rates in the United States and Canada even though American doctors performer more invasive cardiac procedures.


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