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Dartmouth Researcher Challenges AMA Data
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Data quality is becoming more important than ever in determining such critical healthcare issues as the need for primary care physicians. But a Dartmouth researcher who co-authored a recent study on primary care staffing says American Medical Association data on physicians is "not accurate." [Read More]
  June 2, 2011

 
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