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Standardising outcomes for clinical trials and systematic reviews


Received: 10 July 2007

Accepted: 26 November 2007

Published: 26 November 2007

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
10 Jul 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Oct 2007 Author responded Author comments - Mike Clarke
Resubmission - Version 3
26 Oct 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Nov 2007 Editorially accepted
26 Nov 2007 Article published 10.1186/1745-6215-8-39

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland