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What is the extent of potentially avoidable admissions amongst hospital inpatients with palliative care needs?

  • Merryn Gott1,
  • Clare Gardiner2,
  • Christine Ingleton3,
  • Mark Cobb4,
  • Bill Noble5,
  • Michael I Bennett6 and
  • Jane Seymour7Email author
BMC Palliative Care201312:9

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-9

Received: 22 October 2012

Accepted: 13 February 2013

Published: 18 February 2013

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22 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Diane Allan
10 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jane Seymour
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-12-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), The University of Sheffield
School of Nursing & Midwifery, The University of Sheffield
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Luke’s Hospice, Little Common Lane
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre