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Cardiac Surgery| May 01 1993
The Economics of Cardiac Surgery
S. Ann Evans, RN, MS, MBA, CNAA
From the Heart Institute at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, Florida.
Reprint requests to S. Ann Evans, RN, MS, MBA, CNAA, The Heart Institute at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Magnolia Drive and Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL. 32308.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1993) 4 (2): 340–348.
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S. Ann Evans; The Economics of Cardiac Surgery. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1993; 4 (2): 340–348. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1993-2011
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