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A study to reduce readmissions after surgery in the Veterans Health Administration: design and methodology

  • Laurel A. Copeland1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Laura A. Graham4,
  • Joshua S. Richman4,
  • Amy K. Rosen5, 6,
  • Hillary J. Mull5, 6,
  • Edith A. Burns9,
  • Jeff Whittle9,
  • Kamal M. F. Itani6, 7, 8 and
  • Mary T. Hawn10, 11
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:198

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2134-2

Received: 8 January 2016

Accepted: 4 March 2017

Published: 14 March 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com.

Original Submission
8 Jan 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
3 May 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Howard Degenholtz
5 May 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Phil Hider
30 Jul 2016 Author responded Author comments - Laurel Copeland
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jul 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Phil Hider
22 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Howard Degenholtz
12 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Laurel Copeland
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Laurel Copeland
Resubmission - Version 4
9 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
4 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2134-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Veterans Affairs: VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
(2)
Texas A & M Health Science Center, College of Medicine
(3)
Department of Psychiatry, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
(4)
Veterans Affairs, Birmingham VAMC
(5)
Veterans Affairs, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), VA Boston Healthcare System
(6)
Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
(7)
VA Boston Healthcare System
(8)
Harvard School of Medicine
(9)
Veterans Affairs, Milwaukee VAMC
(10)
Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto VAMC
(11)
Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

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