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A qualitative study of stakeholder views of the conditions for and outcomes of successful clinical networks

  • Elizabeth McInnes1Email author,
  • Sandy Middleton1,
  • Glenn Gardner2, 3,
  • Mary Haines4, 5,
  • Maggie Haertsch6,
  • Christine L Paul6 and
  • Peter Castaldi5
BMC Health Services Research201212:49

Received: 15 July 2011

Accepted: 28 February 2012

Published: 28 February 2012

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Original Submission
15 Jul 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lesley Wye
27 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marja Verhoef
20 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth McInnes
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marja Verhoef
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Feb 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Feb 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-49

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, St Vincent's Public Hospital Darlinghurst
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Queensland University of Technology
Sax Institute
University of Sydney
University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health University Drive