Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland

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Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease : a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland. / Lauridsen, Mathilde Vesterager; Backe, Marie Balslev; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie; Skovgaard, Nils; Pedersen, Michael Lynge.

I: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Bind 80, Nr. 1, 1948244, 12.2021.

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Lauridsen, Mathilde Vesterager ; Backe, Marie Balslev ; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie ; Skovgaard, Nils ; Pedersen, Michael Lynge. / Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease : a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland. I: International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2021 ; Bind 80, Nr. 1.

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AU - Lauridsen, Mathilde Vesterager

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AU - Pedersen, Michael Lynge

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KW - Inuit

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