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Evidence-based decision-making in infectious diseases epidemiology, prevention and control: matching research questions to study designs and quality appraisal tools

  • Thomas Harder1, 13Email author,
  • Anja Takla1,
  • Eva Rehfuess2,
  • Alex Sánchez-Vivar3,
  • Dorothea Matysiak-Klose1,
  • Tim Eckmanns1,
  • Gérard Krause1, 4,
  • Helena de Carvalho Gomes5,
  • Andreas Jansen5,
  • Simon Ellis6,
  • Frode Forland7, 8,
  • Roberta James9,
  • Joerg J Meerpohl10,
  • Antony Morgan6,
  • Holger Schünemann11,
  • Teun Zuiderent-Jerak12 and
  • Ole Wichmann1
BMC Medical Research Methodology201414:69

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-69

Received: 20 December 2013

Accepted: 8 May 2014

Published: 21 May 2014

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Original Submission
20 Dec 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Harder
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Feb 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maggie Chen
10 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Monika Kastner
10 Apr 2014 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Harder
Resubmission - Version 4
10 Apr 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 4
2 May 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Monika Kastner
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
8 May 2014 Editorially accepted
21 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-14-69

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Robert Koch Institute
(2)
Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Munich
(3)
Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and the Scottish Health Protection Network (HPN)
(4)
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
(5)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
(6)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
(7)
Royal Tropical Institute
(8)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
(9)
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
(10)
German Cochrane Center, University Medical Center Freiburg
(11)
Departments of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Medicine, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre
(12)
Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University
(13)
Immunization Unit, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute

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