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Clarifying the distinction between case series and cohort studies in systematic reviews of comparative studies: potential impact on body of evidence and workload

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:107

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-017-0391-8

Received: 17 January 2017

Accepted: 10 July 2017

Published: 17 July 2017

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Original Submission
17 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mina Tadrous
28 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Laura Rosella
14 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tim Mathes
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mina Tadrous
19 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tim Mathes
Resubmission - Version 3
19 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
10 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0391-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, Chair of Surgical Research, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Cologne, Germany

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