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Re-engineering of the meal logistics in a sheltered house for elderly people

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Re-engineering of the meal logistics in a sheltered house for elderly people. / Aalto, Leena; Saari, Arto.

julkaisussa: Facilities, Vuosikerta 27, Nro 3-4, 2009, s. 120-137.

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Aalto, Leena ; Saari, Arto. / Re-engineering of the meal logistics in a sheltered house for elderly people. Julkaisussa: Facilities. 2009 ; Vuosikerta 27, Nro 3-4. Sivut 120-137.

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