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The feasibility of matching on a propensity score for acupuncture in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic pain

  • Eric S. Johnson1Email author,
  • John F. Dickerson1,
  • William M. Vollmer1,
  • Alee M. Rowley1,
  • Cheryl Ritenbaugh2,
  • Richard A. Deyo3 and
  • Lynn DeBar1
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:42

Received: 16 August 2016

Accepted: 2 March 2017

Published: 16 March 2017

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Original Submission
16 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephanie Roll
25 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christine Gräfin zu Eulenburg
30 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Eric Johnson
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Eric Johnson
Resubmission - Version 3
22 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
16 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0318-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, USA
Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA