Improving productive efficiency in hospitals: findings from a review of international evidence

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Improving productive efficiency in hospitals: findings from a review of international evidence. / Rumbold, Benedict ; Smith, Judith; Hurst, Jeremy; Charlesworth, Anita; Clarke, Aileen.

In: Health economics, policy, and law, 01.01.2015, p. 21-43.

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Rumbold, Benedict ; Smith, Judith ; Hurst, Jeremy ; Charlesworth, Anita ; Clarke, Aileen. / Improving productive efficiency in hospitals: findings from a review of international evidence. In: Health economics, policy, and law. 2015 ; pp. 21-43.

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