Published on in Vol 8, No 3 (2020): March

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Standards for Mobile Health–Related Apps: Systematic Review and Development of a Guide

Standards for Mobile Health–Related Apps: Systematic Review and Development of a Guide

Standards for Mobile Health–Related Apps: Systematic Review and Development of a Guide

Authors of this article:

Pere Llorens-Vernet1 Author Orcid Image ;   Jordi Miró1 Author Orcid Image


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