Continuous quality improvement for emergency departments

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Published by American College of Emergency Physicians in Dallas, Tex .

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  • Hospitals -- Emergency service -- Quality control,
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementeditors, David M. Siegel, Patrick J. Crocker ; editorial board, Joann F. Andrews ... [et al.] .
ContributionsSiegel, David M., Crocker, Patrick J.
LC ClassificationsRA975.5.E5 C665 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 187 p. :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL857644M
LC Control Number95139657

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