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The evaluation of health policies through dynamic microsimulation methods. / Zucchelli, Eugenio; Jones , Andrew M.; Rice, Nigel .

In: International Journal of Microsimulation , Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012, p. 2-20.

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Zucchelli E, Jones AM, Rice N. The evaluation of health policies through dynamic microsimulation methods. International Journal of Microsimulation . 2012;5(1):2-20.

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Zucchelli, Eugenio ; Jones , Andrew M. ; Rice, Nigel . / The evaluation of health policies through dynamic microsimulation methods. In: International Journal of Microsimulation . 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 2-20.

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