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End of life care for frail older patients in family practice (ELFOP) – protocol of a longitudinal qualitative study on needs, appropriateness and utilisation of services

  • Gabriele Müller-Mundt1, 2Email author,
  • Jutta Bleidorn2,
  • Karin Geiger2,
  • Katharina Klindtworth1, 2,
  • Sabine Pleschberger3,
  • Eva Hummers-Pradier4 and
  • Nils Schneider1, 2
BMC Family Practice201314:52

Received: 11 March 2013

Accepted: 26 April 2013

Published: 3 May 2013

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11 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Gabriele Müller-Mundt
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27 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
3 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-14-52

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Institute for General Practice, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany
Institute of Nursing and Care Sciences Research, Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, The Health and Life Sciences University (UMIT) Vienna, Austria
Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre Göttingen (UMG), Göttingen, D, Germany