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Patient safety in elderly hip fracture patients: design of a randomised controlled trial

  • Hanneke Merten1Email author,
  • Sanne Lubberding1,
  • Inge van Wagtendonk1,
  • Paul C Johannesma2 and
  • Cordula Wagner1, 3
BMC Health Services Research201111:59

Received: 3 August 2010

Accepted: 21 March 2011

Published: 21 March 2011

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3 Aug 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
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8 Mar 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Mar 2011 Editorially accepted
21 Mar 2011 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-11-59

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Authors’ Affiliations

NIVEL, Netherlands institute for health services research
Department of Trauma Surgery, VU university medical center
Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU university medical center