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Using the structure of social networks to map inter-agency relationships in public health services. / West, Robert M; House, Allan O; Keen, Justin; Ward, Vicky L.

In: Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 145, 11.2015, p. 107-114.

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West, RM, House, AO, Keen, J & Ward, VL 2015, 'Using the structure of social networks to map inter-agency relationships in public health services', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 145, pp. 107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.002

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West, R. M., House, A. O., Keen, J., & Ward, V. L. (2015). Using the structure of social networks to map inter-agency relationships in public health services. Social Science and Medicine, 145, 107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.002

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West RM, House AO, Keen J, Ward VL. Using the structure of social networks to map inter-agency relationships in public health services. Social Science and Medicine. 2015 Nov;145:107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.002

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West, Robert M ; House, Allan O ; Keen, Justin ; Ward, Vicky L. / Using the structure of social networks to map inter-agency relationships in public health services. In: Social Science and Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 145. pp. 107-114.

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