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A subjective study of how community pharmacists in Great Britain spend their time. / Rutter, Paul M.; Hunt, Adrian J.; Darracott, R.; Jones, Ian F.

In: Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.12.1998, p. 252-261.

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Rutter, PM, Hunt, AJ, Darracott, R & Jones, IF 1998, 'A subjective study of how community pharmacists in Great Britain spend their time', Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 252-261.

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Rutter, P. M., Hunt, A. J., Darracott, R., & Jones, I. F. (1998). A subjective study of how community pharmacists in Great Britain spend their time. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 15(4), 252-261.

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Rutter PM, Hunt AJ, Darracott R, Jones IF. A subjective study of how community pharmacists in Great Britain spend their time. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 1998 Dec 1;15(4):252-261.

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Rutter, Paul M. ; Hunt, Adrian J. ; Darracott, R. ; Jones, Ian F. / A subjective study of how community pharmacists in Great Britain spend their time. In: Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 1998 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 252-261.

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