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Pulmonary Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 2035248, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2035248
Research Article

Outcomes of a Clinical Pathway for Pleural Disease Management: “Pleural Pathway”

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, Suite 220, 2122 Health Dr. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Srinivas R. Mummadi; moc.liamg@yddersavinirs.m

Received 1 December 2017; Revised 25 January 2018; Accepted 30 January 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: Charlie Strange

Copyright © 2018 Srinivas R. Mummadi and Peter Y. Hahn. 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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