Ecology and emergence: Understanding factors that drive variation in process quality and clinical outcomes in general practice
Clinical practice variation (CPV), where differences in healthcare delivery do not reflect differences in patient preferences or clinical need, is considered a hallmark of poor quality care. 'Unwarranted' variation is the focus of mounting policy attention and a growing body of literature, but remains poorly explained and theorised, with ways of determining when variation is warranted only weakly developed. Many assertions around CPV remain under-explored and untested. Much of the literature...[Show more]
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