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Increased use of a blood-thinning drug prevents 40,000 strokes every year in the U.S.

Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Stroke Patient Outcomes Research Team Final Report — Phase 1. AHRQ Web site. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/strokcln.htm. Published June 2000

Reference

Title
Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Stroke Patient Outcomes Research Team Final Report — Phase 1
Publication
AHRQ
Publication Date
Published June 2000
Authors
Matchar D, Samsa G
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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