Risk and protection: CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) use in the NHS

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Ruston, A., Cant, S. and Watts, P. 2009. Risk and protection: CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) use in the NHS.
AuthorsRuston, A., Cant, S. and Watts, P.
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Year2009
ConferenceBritish Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group 41st Annual Conference
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