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Research Article

Packaging Health Services When Resources Are Limited: The Example of a Cervical Cancer Screening Visit

  • Jane J Kim mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jkim@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Joshua A Salomon,

    Affiliation: Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Milton C Weinstein,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sue J Goldie

    Affiliation: Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: November 14, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030434

About the Authors

Jane J Kim, Milton C Weinstein, Sue J Goldie
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Joshua A Salomon
Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jkim@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed to the conception and design of the study, the analysis and interpretation of data, and critically revising the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors interpreted the results and wrote the report. JJK and SJG developed the epidemiological models and derived costing inputs. JJK, JAS, and MCW developed the integer programming model. JJK completed the technical analysis.