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Survival analysis of increases in care needs associated with dementia and living alone among older long-term care service users in Japan

BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:182

Received: 8 December 2016

Accepted: 17 July 2017

Published: 15 August 2017

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Original Submission
8 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tom Russ
29 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pat Schofield
5 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sarah Goldberg
1 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Huei-Ru Lin
Resubmission - Version 2
1 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
15 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0555-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Japan Foundation for Aging and Health, Higashiura-cho, Japan
Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan