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Outcomes 'out of africa': the selection and implementation of outcome measures for palliative care in Africa

  • Julia Downing1Email author,
  • Steffen T Simon2,
  • Faith N Mwangi-Powell3,
  • Hamid Benalia4,
  • Barbara A Daveson4,
  • Irene J Higginson4,
  • Richard Harding4,
  • Claudia Bausewein4 and
  • Project PRISMA
BMC Palliative Care201211:1

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-1

Received: 4 July 2011

Accepted: 6 January 2012

Published: 6 January 2012

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Original Submission
4 Jul 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Sep 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ineke Lokker
14 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gregory Gramelspacher
15 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Julia Downing
Resubmission - Version 4
15 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
5 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Julia Downing
Resubmission - Version 5
5 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
6 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
6 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-11-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Honorary Professor Palliative Care, African Palliative Care Association, Makerere University, Kampala. Formerly Deputy Executive Director
(2)
Department of Palliative Medicine and Clinical Trials Unit (BMBF 01KN1106), University Hospital Cologne
(3)
African Palliative Care Association
(4)
King's College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute

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