Accountability and quality in health care the new responsibility

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Published by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations] in [Oakbrook Terrace, Ill .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Medical care -- United States -- Quality control.,
  • Quality of Health Care -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Leona E. Markson, David B. Nash.
ContributionsMarkson, Leona E. 1957-, Nash, David B., Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
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LC ClassificationsRA399.A3 A22 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 284 p. :
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20698021M
ISBN 100866884319
OCLC/WorldCa36767801

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