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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early assisted discharge for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbations: the design of a randomised controlled trial

  • Cecile MA Utens1, 3Email author,
  • Lucas MA Goossens2,
  • Frank WJM Smeenk1,
  • Onno CP van Schayck3,
  • Walter van Litsenburg1,
  • Annet Janssen1,
  • Monique van Vliet4,
  • Wiel Seezink4,
  • Dirk RAJ Demunck5,
  • Brigitte van de Pas5,
  • Peter J de Bruijn6,
  • Anouschka van der Pouw6,
  • Jeroen MAM Retera7,
  • Petra de Laat-Bierings7,
  • Loes van Eijsden8,
  • Maria Braken9,
  • Riet Eijsermans10 and
  • Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken2
BMC Public Health201010:618

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-618

Received: 7 October 2010

Accepted: 18 October 2010

Published: 18 October 2010

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7 Oct 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Oct 2010 Author responded Author comments - Cecile Utens
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Oct 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Publishing
18 Oct 2010 Editorially accepted
18 Oct 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-10-618

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(2)
Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(3)
Department of General Practice, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
(4)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Atrium Medical Centre, Heerlen, The Netherlands
(5)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Máxima Medical Centre, Veldhoven/Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(6)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alysis zorggroep Rijnstate Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
(7)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands
(8)
Department of Health Care Policy, Meander Group Zuid-Limburg, Heerlen, The Netherlands
(9)
Department of Staff Nurses Nursing and Care, ZuidZorg, The Netherlands
(10)
Department of Transmural Care, Thebe, The Netherlands

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