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‘Practical’ resources to support patient and family engagement in healthcare decisions: a scoping review

  • Katharina Kovacs Burns1Email author,
  • Mandy Bellows2,
  • Carol Eigenseher2 and
  • Jennifer Gallivan2
BMC Health Services Research201414:175

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-175

Received: 11 September 2013

Accepted: 25 March 2014

Published: 15 April 2014

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Original Submission
11 Sep 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marcus Redley
18 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anne Marie Plass
26 Jan 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kaspar Wyss
3 Mar 2014 Author responded Author comments - Katharina Kovacs Burns
Resubmission - Version 3
3 Mar 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kaspar Wyss
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
25 Mar 2014 Editorially accepted
15 Apr 2014 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-14-175

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Authors’ Affiliations

Health Sciences Council and Interdisciplinary Health Research Academy, 3-389 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta
Patient Engagement Department, Alberta Health Services