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Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial

  • Joe V Selby1,
  • Julie A Schmittdiel2, 9Email author,
  • Bruce Fireman2,
  • Marc Jaffe3,
  • Laura J Ransom4,
  • Wendy Dyer2,
  • Connie S Uratsu2,
  • Mary E Reed2,
  • Eve A Kerr5, 6 and
  • John Hsu7, 8
BMC Health Services Research201212:183

Received: 12 March 2012

Accepted: 2 July 2012

Published: 2 July 2012

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Original Submission
12 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - JoAnn Sperl-Hillen
27 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Beverly Green
30 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Julie Schmittdiel
Resubmission - Version 2
30 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
2 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-183

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Authors’ Affiliations

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Division of Research, The Permanente Medical Group
Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, The Permanente Medical Group
Quality and Operations Support (formerly), The Permanente Medical Group
Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research