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Published by Springer Pub. Co. in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Long-Term Care.,
  • Quality of Health Care.,
  • Ethics, Professional.,
  • Nursing Homes.,
  • Aged -- Long-term care -- Quality control.,
  • Aged -- Long-term care -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • Long-term care of the sick -- Quality control.,
  • Nursing home care -- Quality control.,
  • Home care services -- Quality control.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPaul R. Katz, Robert L. Kane, Mathy D. Mezey.
SeriesSpringer series, advances in long-term care
ContributionsKatz, Paul R., Kane, Robert L., 1940-, Mezey, Mathy Doval.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17686619M
ISBN 100826168329

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