Self-rated health as predictor of medicine use in adolescence.

Bjørn E Holstein, Ebba Holme Hansen, Anette Andersen, Pernille Due

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Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Feb
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Vol/bind17
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)186-92
Antal sider6
ISSN1053-8569
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. feb. 2008

Fingeraftryk

Medicine
Health
Denmark
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Population

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Self-rated health as predictor of medicine use in adolescence. / Holstein, Bjørn E; Hansen, Ebba Holme; Andersen, Anette; Due, Pernille.

I: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Bind 17, Nr. 2, 01.02.2008, s. 186-92.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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