On optimization of health care systems

  • John H. Milsum
Biological Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4)


Health Care System Health Care Team Health Care Delivery System Transcendental Meditation Average Stay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Milsum
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health Care & EpidemiologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver
  2. 2.Division of Health SystemsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver

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