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A report from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Evidence Based Medicine, Richard Engelman, MD, David Shahian, MD, Richard Shemin, MD, T. Sloane Guy, MD, Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, Fred Edwards, MD, Marshall Jacobs, MD, Hiran Fernando, MD, Charles Bridges, MD, ScD. © 2007 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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