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Development and validation of a structured observation scale to measure responsiveness of physicians in rural Bangladesh

BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:753

Received: 23 May 2017

Accepted: 10 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

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Original Submission
23 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Terry Lewin
14 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Taufique Joarder
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2722-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Department of Public Health, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Bukayriah, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
School of Public Health, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA