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Protocol: a systematic review of studies developing and/or evaluating search strategies to identify prognosis studies

Systematic Reviews20176:88

Received: 20 December 2016

Accepted: 10 April 2017

Published: 20 April 2017

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Original Submission
20 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Judy Wright
6 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Nadia Corp
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0482-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, UK
Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Canada
W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada