Sustaining quality health care under cost containment
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Sustaining quality health care under cost containment joint hearing : joint hearing before the Select Committee on Aging and the Task Force on the Rural Elderly of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session, February 26, 1985. by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Cost control.,
  • Hospitals -- Prospective payment -- United States.

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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Task Force on the Rural Elderly.
LC ClassificationsKF27.5 .A3 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 140 p. :
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2664914M
LC Control Number85602430

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