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Measuring geographical accessibility to palliative and end of life (PEoLC) related facilities: a comparative study in an area with well-developed specialist palliative care (SPC) provision

  • Clare Pearson1,
  • Julia Verne2,
  • Claudia Wells3,
  • Giovanna M. Polato4,
  • Irene J Higginson1 and
  • Wei Gao1Email author
BMC Palliative CareBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201716:14

Received: 6 August 2016

Accepted: 19 January 2017

Published: 26 January 2017

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Original Submission
6 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisa Lindley
30 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yvonne Engels
4 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Clare Pearson
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
26 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12904-017-0185-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

King’s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute
Office for National Statistics, Life Events and Population Sources Division
Public Health England, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network
Care Quality Commission