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OBJECTIVE Pulmonary function test (PFT) variables are dependent on height, age and gender. In addition, there is evidence of PFT variation in different ethnic groups. Prediction equations for PFT from a healthy, non-smoking, urban young population in the city of Mashhad (north-east Iran) have been derived. METHODOLOGY Prediction equations for normal(More)
BACKGROUND Health costs have risen everywhere, worldwide, and nurses play a pivotal role in cost savings and in contributing to the financial stability of hospitals. AIM This study evaluated the awareness and performance of Iranian nursing staff, with regard to health economics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 175 nurses who worked in three teaching(More)
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