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Palliative care in non-malignant disease. / Gadoud, Amy C.; Johnson, Miriam J.

In: Medicine (United Kingdom), Vol. 39, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 664-667.

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Gadoud, AC & Johnson, MJ 2011, 'Palliative care in non-malignant disease' Medicine (United Kingdom), vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 664-667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpmed.2011.08.007

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Gadoud, A. C., & Johnson, M. J. (2011). Palliative care in non-malignant disease. Medicine (United Kingdom), 39(11), 664-667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpmed.2011.08.007

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Gadoud AC, Johnson MJ. Palliative care in non-malignant disease. Medicine (United Kingdom). 2011 Nov;39(11):664-667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpmed.2011.08.007

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Gadoud, Amy C. ; Johnson, Miriam J. / Palliative care in non-malignant disease. In: Medicine (United Kingdom). 2011 ; Vol. 39, No. 11. pp. 664-667.

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