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A European study investigating patterns of transition from home care towards institutional dementia care: the protocol of a RightTimePlaceCare study

  • Hilde Verbeek1Email author,
  • Gabriele Meyer2,
  • Helena Leino-Kilpi3, 4,
  • Adelaida Zabalegui5,
  • Ingalill Rahm Hallberg6,
  • Kai Saks7,
  • Maria Eugenia Soto8,
  • David Challis9,
  • Dirk Sauerland10,
  • Jan PH Hamers1 and
  • the RightTimePlaceCare Consortium
BMC Public Health201212:68

Received: 22 December 2011

Accepted: 23 January 2012

Published: 23 January 2012

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23 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-68

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University
School of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University
Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku
South-West Hospital District of Finland
Fundacíó Privada Clinic per la Recerca Biomedica, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Lund University
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tartu
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Toulouse University Hospital
Personal and Social Services Research Unit, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester
Faculty of Management and Economics, Witten/Herdecke University