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Beta-Blocker Treatment After A Heart Attack: Trends, 1996-2006

National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007; September 2007. http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/Publications/Resource%20Library/SOHC/SOHC_07.pdf

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Title
The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007
Publication Date
September 2007
Authors
National Committee for Quality Assurance
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