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Combining QOF data with the care bundle approach may provide a more meaningful measure of quality in general practice

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BMC Health Services Research201212:351

Received: 21 November 2011

Accepted: 28 September 2012

Published: 8 October 2012

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
21 Nov 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Arna van Doorn - Klomberg
19 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicholas Steel
18 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Paul Bowie
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
8 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-351

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Postgraduate General Practice Education, NHS Education for Scotland