JA Freitas

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Introduction In healthcare, as in other areas, performance evaluation and outcomes monitoring are an ever increasing priority. This can be accomplished using quality indicators: monitoring and benchmarking tools which allow spatial and temporal comparisons. In the 1990’s, following the work of John Billings and colleagues, the Agency for Healthcare Quality(More)
The substances inhaled from tobacco smoke not only act on the vessel wall but also influence eryth rocyte behaviour. The effect of chronic tobacco con sumption on red cell filtration, leading to a rise of the filtration time, is widely known.1-3 This work was meant to study the influence of acute tobacco intoxication on blood filtration and on oxygen(More)
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