Health care and the rural elderly
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Health care and the rural elderly controlling costs and improving services : hearing before the Task Force on the Rural Elderly of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, February 10, 1984, Muskogee, Okla. by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Task Force on the Rural Elderly.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



  • Oklahoma.,
  • Oklahoma


  • Older people -- Medical care -- Oklahoma.,
  • Rural health services -- Oklahoma.,
  • Medical care -- Oklahoma -- Cost control.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27.5 .A377 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 68 p. ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3000367M
LC Control Number84602881

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