Fraud, waste, and abuse in the medicare pacemaker industry: hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, Washington, D.C., September 10, 1982
U.S. G.P.O., 1983 - Medical - 172 pages
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