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The influence of contextual factors on healthcare quality improvement initiatives: what works, for whom and in what setting? Protocol for a realist review

Systematic Reviews20176:168

Received: 18 July 2017

Accepted: 15 August 2017

Published: 23 August 2017

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Original Submission
18 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sonia Dalkin
14 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Pearson
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
23 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0566-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nursing Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP-RU), University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK