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Reducing benefit costs through consumer information a study of physician selection by Maryon F. King

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Published by International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans in Brookfield, Wis .
Written in English



  • Indiana,
  • Bloomington.,
  • Bloomington


  • Physician services utilization -- Indiana -- Bloomington.,
  • Consumer education -- Indiana -- Bloomington.,
  • Employee fringe benefits -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- Cost control.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPhysician selection.
Statementby Maryon F. King.
SeriesResearch report / International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans ;, rept. 84-5, Research report (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans) ;, rept. 84-5.
ContributionsInternational Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
LC ClassificationsRA410.6 .K56 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination11 p. ;
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2623087M
ISBN 100891542639
LC Control Number85190621

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