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The development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pathways for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Saskatchewan: protocol for an interrupted times series evaluation

  • Thomas Rotter1, 2,
  • Christopher Plishka1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Mohammed Rashaad Hansia3,
  • Donna Goodridge4, 5,
  • Erika Penz4,
  • Leigh Kinsman6,
  • Adegboyega Lawal1,
  • Sheryl O’Quinn3,
  • Nancy Buchan3,
  • Patricia Comfort3,
  • Prakesh Patel3,
  • Sheila Anderson3,
  • Tanya Winkel3,
  • Rae Lynn Lang3 and
  • Darcy D. Marciniuk4, 5
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:782

Received: 12 May 2017

Accepted: 21 November 2017

Published: 28 November 2017

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Original Submission
12 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Thomas Rotter
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
28 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2750-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan E3315 Health Sciences Building, Saskatoon, Canada
Healthcare Quality Programs, Queen’s University School of Nursing, Kingston, Canada
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Canada
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
University of Saskatchewan Respiratory Research Centre, Saskatoon, Canada
University of Tasmania and Tasmanian Health Organisation (North), Launceston, Australia