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Palliative care for people with heart failure: Summary of current evidence and future direction

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Palliative care for people with heart failure : Summary of current evidence and future direction. / Gadoud, Amy; Jenkins, Shona M. M.; Hogg, Karen J.

In: Palliative Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 9, 10.2013, p. 822-828.

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Gadoud, Amy ; Jenkins, Shona M. M. ; Hogg, Karen J. / Palliative care for people with heart failure : Summary of current evidence and future direction. In: Palliative Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 27, No. 9. pp. 822-828.

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