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Cost-sharing in health care proceedings of the International Seminar on Sharing of Health Care Costs, Wolfsberg/Switzerland, March 20-23, 1979 by International Seminar on Sharing of Health Care Costs (1979 Wolfsberg, Switzerland)

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Published by Springer-Verlag in Berlin, New York .
Written in English


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  • Deductibles and coinsurance -- Congresses,
  • Health services -- Economics -- Congresses,
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by A. Brandt, B. Horisberger, W.P. von Hartburg ; with the cooperation of Brian Abel-Smith, general rapporteur of the seminar.
ContributionsBrandt, A. 1943-, Horisberger, Bruno., Wartburg, Walter P. von.
LC ClassificationsRA410.A2 I57 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 172 p. :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4109489M
ISBN 100387103252
LC Control Number80024388

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