Evidence Based Principles to Accelerate Health Information Flow and Uptake Among Older Adults





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Ubels, N., & Albrecht, L. (2024). Evidence Based Principles to Accelerate Health Information Flow and Uptake Among Older Adults. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 19(2), 109–118. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip30529



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