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The short-term effect on technical and scale efficiency of establishing regional health systems and general management in Greek NHS hospitals

  • Aletras, Vassilios
  • Kontodimopoulos, Nick
  • Zagouldoudis, Athanasios
  • Niakas, Dimitris
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 83 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2-3 (October)
    Pages: 236-245

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