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Patient-centered, comparative effectiveness of esophageal cancer screening: protocol for a comparative effectiveness research study to inform guidelines for evidence-based approach to screening and surveillance endoscopy

  • Jennifer R Kramer1, 2,
  • Jennifer Arney1, 2, 4,
  • John Chen1, 2,
  • Peter Richardson1, 2,
  • Zhigang Duan1, 2,
  • Richard L StreetJr1, 3,
  • Marilyn Hinojosa-Lindsey1, 2,
  • Aanand D Naik1, 2 and
  • Hashem B El-Serag1, 2Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Health Services Research201212:288

Received: 10 July 2012

Accepted: 15 August 2012

Published: 28 August 2012

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10 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hashem El-Serag
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-288

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Authors’ Affiliations

Houston VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Communications, Texas A&M University
Department of Sociology, University of Houston-Clear Lake