Number of Elective Surgeries Varies by Region, Study Finds
A California HealthCare Foundation study finds wide variations in the number of elective surgeries by region. CHCF publishes California Healthline. According to the study, several factors, including access to information about the procedures, physician preferences and patient input, contribute to the geographical differences.
- "Geography has a Role in Elective Surgery Decisions, Study Finds" (Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 5/22).