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Clinical implications and quality of evidence in metaanalysis about effects of palliative care in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit

  • Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Xibei Liu, Angela H. Villamagna, Michael Lee, Shunichi Nakagawa and Ji Won Yoo...
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Address correspondence and reprint requests: to Ji Won Yoo, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1701 West Charleston Boulevard #230, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102. E-Mail: jwyoo@med.unr.edu.

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