Drug shortages create a crisis -- Act now or risk cancellations

April 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p33
Academic Journal
The article discusses problems that are being seen in many U.S. ambulatory surgery programs in 2011 as a result of a drug shortage and offers information that the programs can use to better manage the shortage.


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