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Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism?

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Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism? / Lunt, Neil; Machin, Laura; Green, Stephen; Mannion, Russell.

In: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 133-136.

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Lunt, N, Machin, L, Green, S & Mannion, R 2011, 'Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism?', Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 133-136. https://doi.org/10.1586/erp.11.4

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Lunt, N., Machin, L., Green, S., & Mannion, R. (2011). Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism? Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 11(2), 133-136. https://doi.org/10.1586/erp.11.4

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Lunt N, Machin L, Green S, Mannion R. Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism? Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2011 Apr;11(2):133-136. https://doi.org/10.1586/erp.11.4

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Lunt, Neil ; Machin, Laura ; Green, Stephen ; Mannion, Russell. / Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism?. In: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2011 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 133-136.

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