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Distributed plot-making: creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records

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Distributed plot-making : creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records. / Jensen, Lotte Groth; Bossen, Claus.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 28, No. 2, 12.2016, p. 3-27.

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Jensen LG, Bossen C. 2016. Distributed plot-making: creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. 28(2):3-27.

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Jensen, Lotte Groth and Claus Bossen. "Distributed plot-making: creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records". Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. 2016, 28(2). 3-27.

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Jensen LG, Bossen C. Distributed plot-making: creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. 2016 Dec;28(2):3-27.

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Jensen, Lotte Groth ; Bossen, Claus. / Distributed plot-making : creating an overview via paper-based and electronic patient records. In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 3-27.

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