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Brain Gains: a literature review of medical missions to low and middle-income countries

  • Alexandra LC Martiniuk1, 2Email author,
  • Mitra Manouchehrian3,
  • Joel A Negin4 and
  • Anthony B Zwi5
BMC Health Services Research201212:134

Received: 17 October 2011

Accepted: 29 May 2012

Published: 29 May 2012

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Original Submission
17 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Adam Kushner
25 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - meena cherian
3 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Alexandra Martiniuk
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 May 2012 Editorially accepted
29 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-134

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Authors’ Affiliations

The George Institute for Global Health Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Scientist, Health Systems Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Plan International Canada
Senior Lecturer in International Public Health Lecturer in International Public Health, Sydney School of Public Health Research Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
Professor of Global Health and Development, School of Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales