Get physicians on board to help with supplies, billing

March 2009
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p27
Academic Journal
The article reports on how physicians can contribute to the cost cutting of medical centers and hospitals in the U.S.


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