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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 579529, 10 pages
Reasons for Nonattendance across the Hepatitis C Disease Course
1UBC/BCCDC, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 4R4
2BC Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 4R4
Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 2 August 2013
Academic Editors: A. Kenny and H. Rhee
Copyright © 2013 Gail Butt 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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