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Life-sustaining technology and the elderly geriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care

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Published by The Office in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geriatrics -- United States,
  • Older people -- Medical care -- United States,
  • Terminal care -- United States,
  • Critical care medicine -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesGeriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care, Life sustaining technology and the elderly
Statementsubmitted by the American Geriatrics Society to the Office of Technology Assessment ; principal investigator, Patricia Barry
ContributionsBarry, Patricia, 1941-, American Geriatrics Society, United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
The Physical Object
Pagination68, [11] leaves ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17929072M

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