Silver Book Fact

In 2000, Americans saved 206 million days of hospital care because of health care investments.

The Value of Investment in Health Care. http://www.medtap.com/products/policy.cfm. Published 2004

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care
Publication Date
Published 2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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