Equity in the use of health care resources by Gwyn Bevan

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Published by Division of Strengthening of Health Services, World Health Organization in Geneva .

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StatementGwyn Bevan.
SeriesWorld Health Organization -- number 3
ContributionsWorld Health Organization. Division of Strengthening of Health Services.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii,34p. ;
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL17385617M

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