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Anthony D L, Herndon M B, et al. Health Affairs, 28, no. 3 (2009): 864-873
Does the high volume of health care services in some regions result in higher utilization of these services? (If you build it, they will come)
Do patients in some regions demand more intensive care, resulting in a migration of health care services to these areas?
This paper explores the contribution of patient preference to regional variation in utilization.