The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective

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The making of a European healthcare union : a federalist perspective. / Vollaard, Hans; van de Bovenkamp, Hester M.; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg.

In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1, 2016, p. 157-176.

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Vollaard, H, van de Bovenkamp, HM & Martinsen, DS 2016, 'The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective', Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 23, no. 2, 1, pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1034160

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Vollaard, H., van de Bovenkamp, H. M., & Martinsen, D. S. (2016). The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective. Journal of European Public Policy, 23(2), 157-176. [1]. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1034160

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Vollaard H, van de Bovenkamp HM, Martinsen DS. The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective. Journal of European Public Policy. 2016;23(2):157-176. 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1034160

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Vollaard, Hans ; van de Bovenkamp, Hester M. ; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg. / The making of a European healthcare union : a federalist perspective. In: Journal of European Public Policy. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 157-176.

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