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A mega-ethnography of eleven qualitative evidence syntheses exploring the experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:116

Received: 3 March 2017

Accepted: 10 July 2017

Published: 1 August 2017

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Original Submission
3 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jane Noyes
18 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicky Britten
15 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Francine Toye
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
1 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0392-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK