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Creating a culture of high-quality care in health services. / West, Michael.

In: Global Economics and Management Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 05.2013, p. 40-44.

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West, M 2013, 'Creating a culture of high-quality care in health services', Global Economics and Management Review, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2340-1540(13)70007-0

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West, Michael. / Creating a culture of high-quality care in health services. In: Global Economics and Management Review. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 40-44.

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