Survival Rate in Thalassemia Major Patients: Difference between Date of Diagnosis and Date of Birth as an Index Date for Calculating Follow Up

  • Jafar HASSANZADEH Research Center for Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Alireza MIRAHMADIZADEH Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Health, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Mehran KARIMI Hematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Shahab REZAEIAN Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Published
2018-05-13
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HASSANZADEH J, MIRAHMADIZADEH A, KARIMI M, REZAEIAN S. Survival Rate in Thalassemia Major Patients: Difference between Date of Diagnosis and Date of Birth as an Index Date for Calculating Follow Up. IJPH. 47(5):768-9.
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