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Facilitating needs based cancer care for people with a chronic disease: Evaluation of an intervention using a multi-centre interrupted time series design

  • Amy Waller1Email author,
  • Afaf Girgis1,
  • Claire Johnson1,
  • Geoff Mitchell2,
  • Patsy Yates3,
  • Linda Kristjanson4,
  • Martin Tattersall5,
  • Christophe Lecathelinais1,
  • David Sibbritt6,
  • Brian Kelly6,
  • Emma Gorton1 and
  • David Currow7
BMC Palliative Care20109:2

Received: 23 November 2009

Accepted: 11 January 2010

Published: 11 January 2010

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Original Submission
23 Nov 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Dec 2009 Author responded Author comments - Amy Waller
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Dec 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Jan 2010 Author responded Author comments - Amy Waller
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Jan 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Jan 2010 Editorially accepted
11 Jan 2010 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-9-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Health Research & Psycho-oncology, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute & Priority Research Centre in Health Behaviour, Callaghan, Australia
Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Institute of Biomedical Health Innovation and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Research and Development, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Australia
School of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia