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Craig D, Fayter D, Stirk L, et al. Growth Monitoring for Short Stature: Update of a Systematic Review and Economic Model. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2011 Feb. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 15.11.)

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