Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden: a "double suffering"

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Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden : a "double suffering". / Blank, N; Diderichsen, Finn.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, Bind 24, Nr. 2, 1996, s. 81-9.

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Blank, N & Diderichsen, F 1996, 'Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden: a "double suffering"', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, bind 24, nr. 2, s. 81-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/140349489602400201

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Blank, N., & Diderichsen, F. (1996). Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden: a "double suffering". Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, 24(2), 81-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/140349489602400201

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Blank N, Diderichsen F. Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden: a "double suffering". Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 1996;24(2):81-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/140349489602400201

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Blank, N ; Diderichsen, Finn. / Social inequalities in the experience of illness in Sweden : a "double suffering". I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 1996 ; Bind 24, Nr. 2. s. 81-9.

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