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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <links plcontinue="1|0|Bioinformatics" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="1" ns="0" title="Main Page">
        <links>
          <pl ns="0" title="Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Aggregated data" />
          <pl ns="0" title="American College of Emergency Physicians: InnovatED" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Ancillary Clinical Information Systems" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS)" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Assistant Secretary for Planning &amp; Evaluation" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Automated Clinical Decision Support (CDS) using Pattern Recognition/Temporal Relationships" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Barcode medication administration" />
          <pl ns="0" title="Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)" />
          <pl ns="0" title="BioBanking" />
        </links>
      </page>
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>