Harming patient access to care: the impact of excessive litigation : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, July 17, 2002, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002 - Health services accessibility - 160 pages
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