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Cost of cancer care in 2009

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NHLBI Fact Book, Fiscal Year 2012. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/documents/factbook/2012. Published 2013

Reference

Title
NHLBI Fact Book, Fiscal Year 2012
Publisher
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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