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Am J Public Health. 1976 July; 66(7): 680–681.
PMCID: PMC1653406

Noise and hospital stay.


Length of hospital stay for simple cataract surgery was compared retrospectively for a period of construction noise and for two similar periods without construction noise. Hospital stay was significantly longer during the period of construction.

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