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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care.

Health care comes home : the human factors / Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies.

    p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-21236-6 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-21237-3 (pdf) 1. Home care services--United States. 2. Human engineering--United States. 3. Home nursing--United States. I. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Home Care Services—United States. 2. Human Engineering—United States. 3. Equipment and Supplies—standards—United States. 4. Health Policy—United States. 5. Home Nursing—United States. WY 115 AA1]

RA645.35.N38 2011

362.14—dc22

2011017463

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2011). Health Care Comes Home: The Human Factors. Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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