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CJEM Debate Series#PhysicianProductivity – Measuring and understanding causes of variability in emergency physician performance are essential to improve emergency department efficiency

  • W. Richard Bukata (a1), Heather Murray (a2) (a3) and Paul Atkinson (a4)
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*Correspondence to: Dr. Heather Murray, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7; Email: Heather.Murray@kingstonhsc.ca

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CJEM Debate Series#PhysicianProductivity – Measuring and understanding causes of variability in emergency physician performance are essential to improve emergency department efficiency

  • W. Richard Bukata (a1), Heather Murray (a2) (a3) and Paul Atkinson (a4)

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