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Fraud, waste, and abuse in the medicare pacemaker industry

Fraud, waste, and abuse in the medicare pacemaker industry

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Cardiac pacemaker industry -- Corrupt practices -- United States.,
    • Medicare fraud.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by the staff of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate.
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9995.C363 U64 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 207 p. :
      Number of Pages207
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3142643M
      LC Control Number82603431


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