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Measuring the efficiency of health services in lower-income countries: the case of Papua New Guinea

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Measuring the efficiency of health services in lower-income countries : the case of Papua New Guinea. / Au, Nicole; Hollingsworth, Bruce; Spinks, Jean.

In: Development Policy Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014, p. 259-272.

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Au, Nicole ; Hollingsworth, Bruce ; Spinks, Jean. / Measuring the efficiency of health services in lower-income countries : the case of Papua New Guinea. In: Development Policy Review. 2014 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 259-272.

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