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Journal Articles

2017

Ibañez-Beroiz B, Librero J, Martinez-Lizaga N, Peiró S, Bernal-Delgado E. Applying Spatio-Temporal Models to Assess Variations across Health Care Areas and Regions: Lessons from the Decentralized Spanish National Health System. Plos One 2017 Feb 6;12(2):e0170480. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170480. eCollection 2017.

Angulo-Pueyo E, García-Armesto S, Martínez-Lizaga N, Riado-López M, Peiró S, Bernal-Delgado E. Factors associated with hospitalisations in chronic conditions deemed avoidable: ecological study in the Spanish health care system. BMJ Open 2017 Feb 24;7(2):e011844. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011844.

Gutacker N, Bloor K, Cookson R, Gale CP, Maynard A, Pagano D, Pomar J Bernal-Delgado E. Hospital surgical volumes and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting: using international comparisons to determine a safe threshold. Health Services Research 2017 Apr;52(2):863-878. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12508

2016

Librero J, Peiró S, Ibañez-Beroiz B, Ridao-López M, Rodríguez-Bernal CL, Bernal-Delgado E. Trends and area variations in Potentially Preventable Admissions for COPD in Spain (2002-2013): a significant decline and convergence between areas.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16: 367.

2015

Bernal-Delgado E, Christiansen T, Bloor K, Mateus C, Yazbeck AM, Munck J, Bremner J; ECHO Consortium. ECHO: health care performance assessment in several European health systems. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:3-7.

Thygesen LC, Baixauli-Pérez C, Librero-López J, Martínez-Lizaga N, Ridao-López M, Bernal-Delgado E; ECHO Consortium. Comparing variation across European countries: building geographical areas to provide sounder estimates. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:8-14.

Cookson R, Gutacker N, Garcia-Armesto S, Angulo-Pueyo E, Christiansen T, Bloor K, Bernal-Delgado E. Socioeconomic inequality in hip replacement in four European countries from 2002 to 2009-area-level analysis of hospital data. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb;25 Suppl 1:21-7.

Gutacker N, Bloor K, Cookson R, Garcia-Armesto S, Bernal-Delgado E. Comparing hospital performance within and across countries: an illustrative study of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in England and Spain. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:28-34

Thygesen LC, Christiansen T, Garcia-Armesto S, Angulo-Pueyo E, Martínez-Lizaga N, Bernal-Delgado E; ECHO Consortium. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations in five European countries in 2009 and time trends from 2002 to 2009 based on administrative data. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:35-43

García-Armesto S, Angulo-Pueyo E, Martínez-Lizaga N, Mateus C, Joaquim I, Bernal-Delgado E; ECHO Consortium. Potential of geographical variation analysis for realigning providers to value-based care. ECHO case study on lower-value indications of C-section in five European countries. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:44-51.

Salinas M, Lopez-Garrigos M, Flores E, Uris J, Leiva-Salinas C. Larger differences in utilization of rarely requested tests in primary care in Spain. Biochemia medica 2015;25:410-5.

Miravitlles M, Huerta A, Valle M, et al. Clinical variables impacting on the estimation of utilities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2015;10:367.

2014

Bernal-Delgado E, Garcia-Armesto S, Peiro S, Atlas VPMG. Atlas of Variations in Medical Practice in Spain: the Spanish National Health Service under scrutiny. Health Policy 2014;114:15-30.

Ibañez-Beroiz B, Librero J, Bernal-Delgado E, García-Armesto S, Villanueva-Ferragud S, Peiró S. Joint spatial modeling to identify shared patterns among chronic related potentially preventable hospitalizations. BMC medical research methodology 2014;14:74.

2013

Alonso-Babarro A, Astray-Mochales J, Dominguez-Berjon F, et al. The association between in-patient death, utilization of hospital resources and availability of palliative home care for cancer patients. Palliative Medicine 2013;27:68-75.

Padilla-Eguiluz NG, García-Rey E, Cordero-Ampuero J, Gómez-Barrena E. Regional variability in the rates of total hip replacement in Spain. Hip international: the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy 2013;24:81-90.

2012

Aizpuru F, Latorre A, Ibáñez B, et al. Variability in the detection and monitoring of chronic patients in primary care according to what is registered in the electronic health record. Family practice 2012;(6):696-705.

2011

Ibanez-Beroiz B, Librero-Lopez J, Peiro-Moreno S, Bernal-Delgado E. Shared component modelling as an alternative to assess geographical variations in medical practice: gender inequalities in hospital admissions for chronic diseases. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011;11:172.

Llorente C, Blasco JA, Quintana JM, et al. Interhospital variation in appropriateness of cataract surgery. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2011;17:188-95.

Ridao-Lopez, Manuel. Garcia-Armesto, Sandra. Abadia-Taira, Begona. Peiro-Moreno, Salvador. Bernal-Delgado, Enrique. Income level and regional policies, underlying factors associated with unwarranted variations in conservative breast cancer surgery in Spain. BMC Cancer. 11:145, 2011.

2010

Garrido-Cumbrera M, Borrell C, Palencia L, et al. Social class inequalities in the utilization of health care and preventive services in Spain, a country with a national health system. International Journal of Health Services 2010;40:525-42.

2009

Ibáñez B, Librero J, Bernal-Delgado E, Peiró S, López-Valcarcel BG, Martínez N, Aizpuru F. Is there much variation in variation? Revisiting statistics of small area variation in health services research. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009; 9:60.

2008

Magan P, Otero A, Alberquilla A, Ribera JM, Magan P, Otero A, et al. Geographic variations in avoidable hospitalizations in the elderly, in a health system with universal coverage. BMC Health Services Research 2008;8:42.

Román R, Comas M, Mar J, Bernal E, Jiménez-Puente A, Gutiérrez-Moreno S, Castells X; IRYSS Network Modelling Group. Geographical variations in the benefit of applying a prioritization system for cataract surgery in different regions of Spain. BMC Health Services Research 2008; 8(1):32