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Forging a poison prevention and control system / Committee on Poison Prevention and Control, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09194-2 (hardcover)

1. Poisoning, Accidental—Prevention—Government policy—United States. 2. Poison control centers—Government policy—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Poison Control Centers—organization & administration—United States. 2. Delivery of Health Care—methods—United States. 3. Health Policy—United States. 4. Poison Control Centers—economics—United States. 5. Poisoning—prevention & control—United States. QV 600 F721 2004] I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Poison Prevention and Control.

RA1224.5.F67 2004



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