Use of Psychoactive Medication and the Quality of Care in Rest Homes: Findings and Policy Implications of a Statewide Study
and Soumerai, Stephen B.
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 320(4): 227-232, 26 January 1989
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