The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records

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The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records. / Nielsen, Torben Heien.

Kbh. : Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

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Nielsen, TH 2013 'The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records' Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Kbh.

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Nielsen, T. H. (2013). The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records. Kbh.: Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. CAM working papers, No. 03, Vol.. 2013

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Nielsen TH. The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records. Kbh.: Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. 2013.

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Nielsen, Torben Heien. / The Relationship between Self-rated Health and Hospital Records. Kbh. : Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2013. (CAM working papers; No. 03, Vol. 2013).

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