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Understanding discharge communication behaviours in a pediatric emergency care context: a mixed methods observation study protocol

  • Janet A. Curran1Email author,
  • Andrea Bishop1,
  • Amy Plint2, 7,
  • Shannon MacPhee3,
  • Roger Zemek2, 7,
  • Jill Chorney4,
  • Mona Jabbour2, 7,
  • Stephen Porter5 and
  • Scott Sawyer6
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:276

Received: 8 September 2016

Accepted: 30 March 2017

Published: 17 April 2017

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Original Submission
8 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Janet Curran
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2204-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Department of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
Department of Emergency Medicine, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada
Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Division Of Emergency Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Manitoba Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Insititute, Ottawa, Canada