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Evaluating complex interventions in End of Life Care: the MORECare Statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews

  • Irene J Higginson1, 13Email author,
  • Catherine J Evans1Email author,
  • Gunn Grande2,
  • Nancy Preston2, 3,
  • Myfanwy Morgan4,
  • Paul McCrone5,
  • Penney Lewis6,
  • Peter Fayers7, 8,
  • Richard Harding1,
  • Matthew Hotopf9,
  • Scott A Murray10,
  • Hamid Benalia1,
  • Marjolein Gysels1, 11,
  • Morag Farquhar12 and
  • Chris Todd2
BMC Medicine201311:111

Received: 15 November 2012

Accepted: 2 April 2013

Published: 24 April 2013

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Original Submission
15 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Geoffrey Mitchell
4 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amy Abernethy
22 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Catherine Evans
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
24 Apr 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-111

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester
International Observatory on End of Life Care, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University
Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King’s College London
Department of Health Services and Population Research, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London, Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, Dickson Poon School of Law
Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen
Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU
Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre
Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School
Centre for Social Science and Global Health, University of Amsterdam
Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health