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What impact do assumptions about missing data have on conclusions? A practical sensitivity analysis for a cancer survival registry

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:21

Received: 23 September 2016

Accepted: 24 January 2017

Published: 6 February 2017

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Original Submission
23 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tielin Qin
8 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Andridge
5 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Melanie Smuk
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0301-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Sqaure, London, UK
Medical Statistics Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
London Hub for Trials Methodology Research, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, London, UK