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Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier, 2014. p. 210-217.

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Cookson, R & Suhrcke, M 2014, Public Health: Overview. in Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier, pp. 210-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.00401-6

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Cookson, R., & Suhrcke, M. (2014). Public Health: Overview. In Encyclopedia of Health Economics (pp. 210-217). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.00401-6

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Cookson R, Suhrcke M. Public Health: Overview. In Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier. 2014. p. 210-217 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.00401-6

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Cookson, R. ; Suhrcke, M. / Public Health : Overview. Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier, 2014. pp. 210-217

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