Assessing Issues of Overcrowding in Emergency Room of a Tertiary Care Hospital

Shah, Muslim; Punjani, Neelam Saleem; Meghani, Shaista Rajani; Bhanji, Sahreen Malik
July 2014
International Journal of Nursing Education;Jul-Dec2014, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p220
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