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Coding of obesity in administrative hospital discharge abstract data: accuracy and impact for future research studies

  • Billie-Jean Martin1Email author,
  • Guanmin Chen1,
  • Michelle Graham2 and
  • Hude Quan1
BMC Health Services Research201414:70

Received: 27 February 2013

Accepted: 5 February 2014

Published: 13 February 2014

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Original Submission
27 Feb 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Raj Padwal
1 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Matthias Bopp
23 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Billie-Jean Martin
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Feb 2014 Editorially accepted
13 Feb 2014 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-14-70

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada