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Evaluation of a hospice rapid response community service: a controlled evaluation

  • Claire Butler1,
  • Laura M Holdsworth2Email author,
  • Simon Coulton2 and
  • Heather Gage3
BMC Palliative Care201211:11

Received: 10 May 2012

Accepted: 10 July 2012

Published: 30 July 2012

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10 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Laura Holdsworth
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
30 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-11-11

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Health Services Studies, George Allen Wing, Cornwallis Building
Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent, University of Kent
Department of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Surrey