TITLE

Quality of care: 1. What is quality and how can it be measured?

PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/1992, Vol. 146 Issue 12, p2153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
35470295

 

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