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The Paired Availability Design for Historical Controls

BMC Medical Research Methodology20011:9

Received: 9 July 2001

Accepted: 26 September 2001

Published: 26 September 2001

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Original Submission
9 Jul 2001 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Aug 2001 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robert Platt
30 Aug 2001 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephen Senn
24 Sep 2001 Author responded Author comments - Stuart Baker
Resubmission - Version 3
24 Sep 2001 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Sep 2001 Editorially accepted
26 Sep 2001 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-1-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute
Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Office of Disease Prevention and Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health