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The TARGET cohort study protocol: a prospective primary care cohort study to derive and validate a clinical prediction rule to improve the targeting of antibiotics in children with respiratory tract illnesses

  • Niamh M Redmond1, 11Email author,
  • Rachel Davies2,
  • Hannah Christensen3,
  • Peter S Blair3,
  • Andrew M Lovering4,
  • John P Leeming4,
  • Peter Muir5,
  • Barry Vipond5,
  • Hannah Thornton1,
  • Margaret Fletcher6,
  • Brendan Delaney7,
  • Paul Little8,
  • Matthew Thompson9,
  • Tim J Peters10 and
  • Alastair D Hay1
Contributed equally
BMC Health Services Research201313:322

Received: 7 June 2013

Accepted: 14 August 2013

Published: 17 August 2013

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Original Submission
7 Jun 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Jun 2013 Author responded Author comments - Niamh Redmond
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Jun 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
17 Aug 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-322

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Based Medicine, NIHR School of Primary Care Research, University of Bristol
Research Enterprise and Development, University of Bristol, Senate House
School of Social and Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol
Bristol Centre for Antimicrobial Research and Evaluation (BCARE), North Bristol NHS Trust. Southmead Hospital
Specialist Virology Centre, Public Health Laboratory Bristol, Public Health England
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England Bristol
Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, King’s College London, School of Medicine
Department of Primary Care & Population Sciences, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
The TARGET team