Healthcare choice : Discourses, perceptions, experiences and practices. / Gabe, Jonathan; Harley, Kirsten; Calnan, Michael .

In: Current Sociology , Vol. 63, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 623-635.

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Healthcare choice : Discourses, perceptions, experiences and practices. / Gabe, Jonathan; Harley, Kirsten; Calnan, Michael .

In: Current Sociology , Vol. 63, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 623-635.

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Gabe, J, Harley, K & Calnan, M 2015, 'Healthcare choice: Discourses, perceptions, experiences and practices', Current Sociology , vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 623-635. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392115590061

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Gabe, Jonathan ; Harley, Kirsten ; Calnan, Michael . / Healthcare choice : Discourses, perceptions, experiences and practices. In: Current Sociology . 2015 ; Vol. 63, No. 5. pp. 623-635.

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