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Quality of Care
Physicians' explanations for apparent gaps in the quality of rheumatology care: Results from the US Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Care & Research
Volume 65, Issue 2, pages 235–243, February 2013
How to Cite
Curtis, J. R., Sharma, P., Arora, T., Bharat, A., Barnes, I., Morrisey, M. A., Kilgore, M., Saag, K. G., Wright, N. C., Yun, H. G. and Delzell, E. (2013), Physicians' explanations for apparent gaps in the quality of rheumatology care: Results from the US Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System. Arthritis Care Res, 65: 235–243. doi: 10.1002/acr.21713
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAY 2012 10:25AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 2012
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Grant Numbers: R01-HS018517, R01-HS018517, U18-HS016956
- NIH. Grant Numbers: AR-053351, AR-052361
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