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Term: Low Variation Conditions

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Medical and surgical conditions which demonstrate relatively stable rates across populations, for which there is little clinical ambiguity about the need for hospitalization. Examples include: heart attack, hip fracture and colon cancer surgery.

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