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Impact of improved recording of work-relatedness in primary care visits at occupational health services on sickness absences: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial


Received: 6 December 2016

Accepted: 30 June 2017

Published: 26 July 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
6 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jiajun Wen
19 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Salla Atkins
Resubmission - Version 2
19 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
26 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2076-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere
Pihlajalinna Työterveys
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet