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Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence

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Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence. / Robinson, Louise; Spilsbury, Karen.

In: Health and Social Care in the Community, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 16-30.

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Robinson, L & Spilsbury, K 2008, 'Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 16-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2007.00721.x

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Robinson, L., & Spilsbury, K. (2008). Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence. Health and Social Care in the Community, 16(1), 16-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2007.00721.x

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Robinson L, Spilsbury K. Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence. Health and Social Care in the Community. 2008 Jan;16(1):16-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2007.00721.x

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Robinson, Louise ; Spilsbury, Karen. / Systematic review of the perceptions and experiences of accessing health services by adult victims of domestic violence. In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 2008 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 16-30.

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