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The economic burden of hemolysis

Janne Cadamuro, Helmut Wiedemann, Cornelia Mrazek, Thomas Klaus Felder, Hannes Oberkofler, Georg Martin Fiedler and Elisabeth Haschke-Becher

Corresponding author: Janne Cadamuro, Universitätsinstitut für Medizinisch-Chemische Labordiagnostik, Gemeinnützige Salzburger Landeskliniken Betriebsges.m.b.H., Müllner Hauptstrasse 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, Phone: +43 662 4482 57263, Fax: +43 0662 4482 885, E-mail: ; and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

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Received: 2015-4-17
Accepted: 2015-4-22
Published Online: 2015-6-2
Published in Print: 2015-10-1

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