A path forward on Medicare readmissions.

@article{Joynt2013APF,
  title={A path forward on Medicare readmissions.},
  author={Karen E. Joynt and Ashish Kumar Jha},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={368 13},
  pages={
          1175-7
        }
}
  • K. JoyntA. Jha
  • Published 27 March 2013
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
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