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Economic evaluation of early administration of prednisolone and/or aciclovir for the treatment of Bell's palsy

By Rodolfo Andres Hernandez, F. Sullivan, P. Donnan, I. Swann, Luke David Vale and BELLS Trial Group


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Family Practice following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Hernandez, RA., Sullivan, F., Donnan, P., Swann, I. & Vale, LD. BELLS Trial Group. (2009). 'Early Administration of Economic evaluation of prednisolone and/or acyclovir for Bell’s Palsy.' Family Practice 26(2) pp. 137-144. is available online at: reviewedPreprin

Topics: Acyclovir, bell's palsy, cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation, prednisolone, MULTIPLE IMPUTATION, Anti-inflammatory agents, Antiviral agents, RC Internal medicine, RC
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1093/fampra
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