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Clinical decision making: a study of general surgery within Trent RHA

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Clinical decision making : a study of general surgery within Trent RHA. / Frost, Charles E.B.; Francis, Brian.

In: Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2A, 1979, p. 193-198.

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Frost, Charles E.B. ; Francis, Brian. / Clinical decision making : a study of general surgery within Trent RHA. In: Social Science and Medicine. 1979 ; Vol. 13, No. 2A. pp. 193-198.

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