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Comparison of surveillance-based metrics for the assessment and monitoring of disease detection: simulation study about type 2 diabetes

  • Ralph Brinks1, 2Email author,
  • Annika Hoyer1,
  • Deborah B. Rolka3,
  • Oliver Kuss1, 4 and
  • Edward W. Gregg3
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:54

Received: 19 July 2016

Accepted: 23 March 2017

Published: 11 April 2017

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Original Submission
19 Jul 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Chen Pin Wang
1 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Miran Jaffa
28 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Ralph Brinks
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Ralph Brinks
Resubmission - Version 3
23 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0328-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Institute for Biometry and Epidemiology, Düsseldorf, Germany
University Hospital at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düesseldorf, Hiller Research Unit for Rheumatology, Düsseldorf, Germany
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation, Georgia, USA
German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), Munich–Neuherberg, Germany