Skip to content


  • Research article
  • Open Access
  • Open Peer Review

This article has Open Peer Review reports available.

How does Open Peer Review work?

Integrating acute stroke telemedicine consultations into specialists’ usual practice: a qualitative analysis comparing the experience of Australia and the United Kingdom

  • Kathleen L. Bagot1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Dominique A. Cadilhac1, 3,
  • Christopher F. Bladin1, 3,
  • Caroline L. Watkins2, 4,
  • Michelle Vu1,
  • Geoffrey A. Donnan1,
  • Helen M. Dewey5,
  • Hedley C. A. Emsley6,
  • D. Paul Davies7,
  • Elaine Day8,
  • Gary A. Ford9,
  • Christopher I. Price10, 11,
  • Carl R. May12,
  • Alison S. R. McLoughlin7,
  • Josephine M. E. Gibson2,
  • Catherine E. Lightbody2, 4 and
  • on behalf of the VST and ASTUTE investigators
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:751

Received: 7 March 2017

Accepted: 7 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

Back to article

Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article are available by contacting

Original Submission
7 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Victoria Anne Wade
17 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jennifer Juhl Majersik
18 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kathleen Bagot
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2694-1

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article are available by contacting

You can find further information about the peer review system here.

Authors’ Affiliations

Stroke Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Carlisle, UK
Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network, Greater Manchester, UK
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK
Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK