Medicare and the care of First Nations, Métis and Inuit

  title={Medicare and the care of First Nations, M{\'e}tis and Inuit},
  author={Jos{\'e}e Gabrielle Lavoie},
  journal={Health Economics, Policy and Law},
  pages={280 - 298}
  • J. Lavoie
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Health Economics, Policy and Law
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