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Within-year variation in hospital utilization and its implications for hospital costs

  • Baker, Laurence C.
  • Phibbs, Ciaran S.
  • Guarino, Cassandra
  • Supina, Dylan
  • Reynolds, James L.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 191-211

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:23:y:2004:i:1:p:191-211
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