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Can universal patient-held health booklets promote continuity of care and patient-centred care in low-resource countries? The case of Mongolia
  1. Hussein Ibrahim1,
  2. Uyanga Munkhbayar2,
  3. Aira Toivgoo3,
  4. Claire Humphries1,
  5. Chimedsuren Ochir4,
  6. Indermohan S Narula3,
  7. Richard Lilford5,6,
  8. Semira Manaseki-Holland1
  1. 1 Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 School of Public Health, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  3. 3 Wellspring NGO, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  4. 4 Graduate School, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  5. 5 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  6. 6 Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Institute of Applied Health Research, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; s.manasekiholland{at}bham.ac.uk

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  • Contributors HI: substantial contributions to conception and study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article, revising it critically, and final approval of the version to be published. UB: substantial contributions to study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, and final approval of the version to be published. CH: contributions to analysis and interpretation of data, revising it critically, and final approval of the version to be published. AT, CO, IN, RL: substantial contributions to conception and design and contribution to the drafts of the manuscript. SMH: conception of the study question, substantial contributions to study design, drafting the article, revising it critically and final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The School of Population Sciences and Humanities, University of Birmingham, UK, BMedSc Research Budget helped cover some of the costs of this study. Otherwise this research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. The sponsor had no role in the study design, collection, analysis, interpretation of the data or any other contribution. RL is funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The research was conducted in accordance with a protocol reviewed and approved by Research Ethics Comittees at both the University of Birmingham in England and the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Mongolia. All patients gave informed consent before taking part.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data and tools are available upon request from the corresponding author.

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  • Contributors HI: substantial contributions to conception and study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article, revising it critically, and final approval of the version to be published. UB: substantial contributions to study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, and final approval of the version to be published. CH: contributions to analysis and interpretation of data, revising it critically, and final approval of the version to be published. AT, CO, IN, RL: substantial contributions to conception and design and contribution to the drafts of the manuscript. SMH: conception of the study question, substantial contributions to study design, drafting the article, revising it critically and final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The School of Population Sciences and Humanities, University of Birmingham, UK, BMedSc Research Budget helped cover some of the costs of this study. Otherwise this research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. The sponsor had no role in the study design, collection, analysis, interpretation of the data or any other contribution. RL is funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The research was conducted in accordance with a protocol reviewed and approved by Research Ethics Comittees at both the University of Birmingham in England and the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Mongolia. All patients gave informed consent before taking part.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data and tools are available upon request from the corresponding author.

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