PATIENTS Day 2019: Training for Cardiologists and their Patients about Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
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Other TitlesTraining for Cardiologists and their Patients about Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
DescriptionPoster presented at the 3rd PATIENTS Day held on May 31, 2019 Baltimore, MD.
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Association of Black Cardiologists
Patient-centered health care
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Pharmacy
Patient Outcome Assessment
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