Health Technology Assessment in Action

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Health Technology Assessment; an Effective Tool to Reduce Medical Overuse

Morteza Arab-Zozani ORCID 1 , *
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1 Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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  • Health Technology Assessment in Action: 2 (1); e86884
  • Published Online: February 19, 2019
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: November 28, 2018
  • Accepted: February 6, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/htaa.86884

To Cite: Arab-Zozani M. Health Technology Assessment; an Effective Tool to Reduce Medical Overuse, Health Tech Asmnt Act. Online ahead of Print ; 2(1):e86884. doi: 10.5812/htaa.86884.

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