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A proposed framework for developing quality assessment tools

Systematic Reviews20176:204

Received: 11 July 2017

Accepted: 4 October 2017

Published: 17 October 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
11 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Laura Rosella
29 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Booth
8 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Penny Whiting
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0604-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

NIHR CLAHRC West, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd., York, UK
Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre, Birmingham, UK
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK