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A mixed methods exploration of patterns of healthcare utilization of urban women with non-communicable disease in South Africa

  • Daniel Lopes Ibanez-Gonzalez1Email author,
  • Emily Mendenhall2 and
  • Shane A Norris1
BMC Health Services Research201414:528

Received: 30 January 2014

Accepted: 14 October 2014

Published: 4 November 2014

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Original Submission
30 Jan 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Jun 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mohammed Alam
3 Sep 2014 Author responded Author comments - Daniel Lopes Ibanez-Gonzalez
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Sep 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Oct 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mohammed Alam
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Oct 2014 Editorially accepted
4 Nov 2014 Article published 10.1186/s12913-014-0528-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, USA