E-Health policy and deployment activities in Europe

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LANG, Achim, Alexander MERTES, 2011. E-Health policy and deployment activities in Europe. In: Telemedicine and e-Health. 17(4), pp. 262-268. ISSN 1530-5627. eISSN 1556-3669

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