The Measurement & Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health

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The Measurement & Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health by Lyons, John S.; Howard, Kenneth I.; O'Mahoney, Michael T.; Lish, Jennifer D., 9780471154297
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  • ISBN: 9780471154297 | 0471154296
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/17/1997

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