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Is the unadjusted ICU mortality a good indicator of quality of ICU care?

Mariusz Piechota| Jacek Cywiński| Anna Piechota| Krzysztof Kusza| Maria Siemionow| Rui Moreno
Correspondence
Volume 44, Issue 1 / January , 2018

Pages 127 - 128

No abstract available.

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