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Evaluation design of Urban Health Centres Europe (UHCE): preventive integrated health and social care for community-dwelling older persons in five European cities

  • Carmen B. Franse1,
  • Antonius J.J. Voorham2,
  • Rob van Staveren3,
  • Elin Koppelaar2,
  • Rens Martijn2,
  • Elisa Valía-Cotanda4,
  • Tamara Alhambra-Borrás4,
  • Tasos Rentoumis5,
  • Lovorka Bilajac6, 7,
  • Vanja Vasiljev Marchesi6, 8,
  • Tomislav Rukavina6, 7,
  • Arpana Verma9,
  • Greg Williams9,
  • Gary Clough9,
  • Jorge Garcés-Ferrer4,
  • Francesco Mattace Raso10 and
  • Hein Raat1Email authorView ORCID ID profile
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:209

Received: 21 April 2017

Accepted: 5 September 2017

Published: 11 September 2017

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21 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Carmen Franse
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0606-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Research Centre Innovation in Care, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Zorg Op Noord, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Polibienestar Research Institute, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Vidavo Health Telematics, Thessalonikis, Greece
Department of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Teaching institute of Public Health Primorsko-goranska County, Branch Office Opatija, Rijeka, Croatia
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, Centre for Epidemiology, Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Erasmus University Medical Center, Section of geriatric medicine, department of Internal Medicine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands