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The contribution of Physician Assistants in primary care: a systematic review

  • Mary Halter1Email author,
  • Vari Drennan1,
  • Kaushik Chattopadhyay2,
  • Wilfred Carneiro1,
  • Jennifer Yiallouros1,
  • Simon de Lusignan3,
  • Heather Gage4,
  • Jonathan Gabe5 and
  • Robert Grant1
BMC Health Services Research201313:223

Received: 17 September 2012

Accepted: 5 June 2013

Published: 18 June 2013

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Original Submission
17 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Niina Kolehmainen
27 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth M. Kleinpell
19 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen Keleher
18 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Mary Halter
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen Keleher
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-223

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, King’s College London
Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey
School of Economics, University of Surrey
Centre for Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway University of London