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Guideline-based quality indicators—a systematic comparison of German and international clinical practice guidelines: protocol for a systematic review

  • Monika Becker1Email author,
  • Jessica Breuing1,
  • Monika Nothacker2,
  • Stefanie Deckert3,
  • Mirco Steudtner2,
  • Jochen Schmitt3,
  • Edmund Neugebauer1, 4 and
  • Dawid Pieper1
Systematic Reviews20187:5

Received: 19 June 2017

Accepted: 18 December 2017

Published: 12 January 2018

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Original Submission
19 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Claire Vale
4 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mihiretu M. Kebede
10 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Monika Becker
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
12 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0669-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), Department for Evidence Based Health Service Research, Faculty of Health, Department of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Cologne, Germany
AWMF-Institute for Medical Knowledge Management c/o Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Center for Evidence-based Healthcare, University Hospital and Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Brandenburg Medical School – Theodor Fontane, Neuruppin, Germany