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The JOIS Editorial Board

Dr Simon R Dodds MA, MS, FRCS. Editor, Consultant Surgeon, Health Care Systems Engineer and Co-Founder.

Dr Kate M Silvester BSc, MBA, FRCOphth. Health Care Systems Engineer and Co-Founder.

Mr Davis Balestracci Jr., MS. Statistical Advisor. (website)


The JOIS Publisher

Published by ImprovementScience.co.uk, Birmingham, England.

Only available as an on-line electronic journal.


The JOIS International Standard Serial Number

ISSN 2054-6629


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