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Perspectives of policy and political decision makers on access to formal dementia care: expert interviews in eight European countries

  • Anja Broda1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Anja Bieber1,
  • Gabriele Meyer1,
  • Louise Hopper2,
  • Rachael Joyce2,
  • Kate Irving2,
  • Orazio Zanetti3,
  • Elisa Portolani3,
  • Liselot Kerpershoek4,
  • Frans Verhey4,
  • Marjolein de Vugt4,
  • Claire Wolfs4,
  • Siren Eriksen5,
  • Janne Røsvik5, 6,
  • Maria J. Marques7,
  • Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira7,
  • Britt-Marie Sjölund8, 9,
  • Bob Woods10,
  • Hannah Jelley10,
  • Martin Orrell11,
  • Astrid Stephan1 and
  • the ActifCare Consortium
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:518

Received: 8 March 2017

Accepted: 18 July 2017

Published: 3 August 2017

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Original Submission
8 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Aline Corvol
31 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - J Hasselaar
2 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Anja Broda
Resubmission - Version 2
2 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Aline Corvol
26 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - J Hasselaar
4 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Natasha Azzopardi Muscat
14 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Anja Broda
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
3 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2456-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Health and Nursing Sciences, Halle (Saale), Germany
Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
IRCCS S. Giovanni di Dio “Fatebenefratelli”, Brescia, Italy
Alzheimer Center Limburg, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Oslo, Norway
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
CEDOC, Chronic Diseases Research Center, Nova Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Aging Research Center (ARC), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden
Bangor University, Dementia Services Development Centre, Bangor, UK
Nottingham University, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK