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Libertarian paternalism and health care policy : a deliberative proposal. / Schiavone, Giuseppe; De Anna, Gabriele; Mameli, Matteo et al.

In: Medicine Health Care And Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 103-113.

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Schiavone, G, De Anna, G, Mameli, M, Rebba, V & Boniolo, G 2014, 'Libertarian paternalism and health care policy: a deliberative proposal', Medicine Health Care And Philosophy, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-013-9502-4

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Schiavone, G., De Anna, G., Mameli, M., Rebba, V., & Boniolo, G. (2014). Libertarian paternalism and health care policy: a deliberative proposal. Medicine Health Care And Philosophy, 17(1), 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-013-9502-4

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Schiavone G, De Anna G, Mameli M, Rebba V, Boniolo G. Libertarian paternalism and health care policy: a deliberative proposal. Medicine Health Care And Philosophy. 2014 Feb;17(1):103-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-013-9502-4

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Schiavone, Giuseppe ; De Anna, Gabriele ; Mameli, Matteo et al. / Libertarian paternalism and health care policy : a deliberative proposal. In: Medicine Health Care And Philosophy. 2014 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 103-113.

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