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Critical Care Research and Practice
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 456389, 5 pages
Telemedicine Intervention Improves ICU Outcomes
Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Saint Louis University, 621 South New Ballas Road, Suite 4006B, St. Louis, MO 63141, USA
Received 23 October 2012; Revised 28 November 2012; Accepted 21 December 2012
Academic Editor: Mark T. Keegan
Copyright © 2013 Farid Sadaka et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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