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International changes in end-of-life practices over time: a systematic review

  • Yi-Sheng Chao1,
  • Antoine Boivin1, 2Email author,
  • Isabelle Marcoux3,
  • Geneviève Garnon4,
  • Nicholas Mays5,
  • Pascale Lehoux6,
  • Marie-Claude Prémont7,
  • Evert van Leeuwen8,
  • Raynald Pineault9,
  • Jeff Blackmer,
  • Marie-Dominique Beaulieu,
  • Bill Sullivan,
  • Pierre Deschamps,
  • Bernard Grenier,
  • Ann Soden,
  • Robert Delorme,
  • Jean Rodrigue,
  • Jeanine Auger,
  • Louis Dufresne,
  • Justine Farley,
  • Danielle Drouin and
  • Ghislaine de Langavant
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:539

Received: 31 March 2016

Accepted: 29 June 2016

Published: 3 October 2016

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29 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
3 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12913-016-1749-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of Montreal Hospital Centre Research Centre (CRCHUM), Montreal, Canada
Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Interdisciplinary School of Health Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Département d’administration de la santé, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
École nationale d’administration publique, Montreal, Canada
Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Département de santé publique de Montréal, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Montreal, Canada