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Trading certainty for speed - how much uncertainty are decisionmakers and guideline developers willing to accept when using rapid reviews: an international survey

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:121

Received: 7 May 2017

Accepted: 2 August 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

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Original Submission
7 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Booth
24 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nancy Santesso
22 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Gernot Wagner
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0406-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University Krems, Cochrane Austria, Krems, Austria
University Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, USA