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Nationwide monitoring of end-of-life care via the Sentinel Network of General Practitioners in Belgium: the research protocol of the SENTI-MELC study

  • Lieve Van den Block1,
  • Viviane Van Casteren2,
  • Reginald Deschepper1,
  • Nathalie Bossuyt2,
  • Katrien Drieskens1,
  • Sabien Bauwens3,
  • Johan Bilsen1, 4 and
  • Luc Deliens1, 5Email author
BMC Palliative Care20076:6

Received: 27 June 2007

Accepted: 08 October 2007

Published: 08 October 2007

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27 Jun 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Sep 2007 Author responded Author comments - Luc Deliens
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Sep 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Oct 2007 Editorially accepted
8 Oct 2007 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-6-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health
Centre for Oncology, University Hospital Brussels
Bioethics Institute, Ghent University
Department of Public and Occupational Health, and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre