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Estimation of Diagnosis and Treatment Costs of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Two-Year Observation

Mohammad Ebrahim Ghamar Chehreh 1 , Mohsen Vahedi 2 , Mohammad Amin Pourhoseingholi 3 , Sara Ashtari 3 , * , Hossein Khedmat 1 , Mohsen Amin 1 , Mohammad Reza Zali 3 and Seyed Moayed Alavian 1
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1 Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: May 01, 2013, 13 (5); e7382
  • Published Online: May 8, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 15, 2012
  • Revised: February 18, 2013
  • Accepted: April 6, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.7382

To Cite: Ghamar Chehreh M E, Vahedi M, Pourhoseingholi M A, Ashtari S, Khedmat H, et al. Estimation of Diagnosis and Treatment Costs of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Two-Year Observation, Hepat Mon. 2013 ; 13(5):e7382. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.7382.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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