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Methodology in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions

  • Valerie Smith1Email author,
  • Declan Devane2,
  • Cecily M Begley1 and
  • Mike Clarke3
BMC Medical Research Methodology201111:15

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-15

Received: 4 June 2010

Accepted: 3 February 2011

Published: 3 February 2011

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Original Submission
4 Jun 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Jul 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea Tricco
25 Aug 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Atle Fretheim
2 Sep 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Moher
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
5 Nov 2010 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 5
5 Nov 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 5
8 Nov 2010 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 6
8 Nov 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 6
2 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Atle Fretheim
17 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Moher
13 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 7
13 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 7
18 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 8
18 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 8
21 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 9
21 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 9
28 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 10
28 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 10
Resubmission - Version 11
Submitted Manuscript version 11
2 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Valerie Smith
Resubmission - Version 12
2 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 12
Publishing
3 Feb 2011 Editorially accepted
3 Feb 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-11-15

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin
(2)
School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland
(3)
UK Cochrane Centre, National Institute for Health Research

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