The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads: Evidence from Danish Registry Data

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The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads : Evidence from Danish Registry Data. / Fallesen, Peter; Wildeman, Christopher.

I: Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Bind 56, Nr. 3, 2015, s. 398-414.

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Fallesen, P & Wildeman, C 2015, 'The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads: Evidence from Danish Registry Data' Journal of Health and Social Behavior, bind 56, nr. 3, s. 398-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146515595046

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Fallesen, P., & Wildeman, C. (2015). The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads: Evidence from Danish Registry Data. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56(3), 398-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146515595046

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Fallesen P, Wildeman C. The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads: Evidence from Danish Registry Data. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2015;56(3):398-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146515595046

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Fallesen, Peter ; Wildeman, Christopher. / The effect of medical treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on foster care caseloads : Evidence from Danish Registry Data. I: Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2015 ; Bind 56, Nr. 3. s. 398-414.

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