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Special article

Vol. 150 No. 1314 (2020)

COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes

  • Roland Kunz
  • Markus Minder
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20235


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