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Estimating the Cost of Anesthetic Agents as the First Step in Cost Minimization Strategy: The Second Half of the Story

Nasrin Nouri 1 and Masood Mohseni ORCID 1 , *
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care: 4 (1); e88988
  • Published Online: April 23, 2019
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: January 9, 2019
  • Revised: April 16, 2019
  • Accepted: April 17, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/aacc.88988

How to Cite: Nouri N, Mohseni M. Estimating the Cost of Anesthetic Agents as the First Step in Cost Minimization Strategy: The Second Half of the Story, Ann Anesth Crit Care . Online ahead of Print ; 4(1):e88988. doi: 10.5812/aacc.88988.

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