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Mapping the concept of vulnerability related to health care disparities: a scoping review

BMC Health Services Research201313:94

Received: 24 August 2012

Accepted: 7 March 2013

Published: 12 March 2013

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Original Submission
24 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Keith Elder
11 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Heather Brandt
5 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Cristina Grabovschi
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
12 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-94

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre de Recherche Hôpital Charles LeMoyne, Unité de Médecine de Famille HCLM, Longueuil, Canada
Unité de Médecine de Famille, Chicoutimi, Canada