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Data-work and friction: Investigating the practices of repurposing healthcare data

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Data-work and friction: Investigating the practices of repurposing healthcare data. / Bonde, Morten ; Bossen, Claus; Danholt, Peter.

In: Health Informatics Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2019, p. 558-566.

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Bonde, Morten ; Bossen, Claus ; Danholt, Peter. / Data-work and friction: Investigating the practices of repurposing healthcare data. In: Health Informatics Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 558-566.

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