Published on in Vol 19, No 3 (2017): March

Readability Formulas and User Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Difficulty: A Corpus Study

Readability Formulas and User Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Difficulty: A Corpus Study

Readability Formulas and User Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Difficulty: A Corpus Study

Authors of this article:

Jiaping Zheng1 Author Orcid Image ;   Hong Yu2, 3 Author Orcid Image


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