Variations by care category

Variations may also be observed depending on the type of care offered to the insured for the same practice. This analysis compares traditional hospitalization rates with ambulatory care. Significant differences can be a reflection of variations in care related to the provision of care.

For procedures such as inguinal hernia surgery, for example (see figure below), where there are few geographical variations in the rate of provision (coefficient of variation = 12.2), there are nevertheless clear differences in the choice of care category, with a difference of approximately 7:1 between the most extreme values.

Variations Ambu