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Study protocol: a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of Moral Reconation Therapy in the US Veterans Health Administration

BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:164

Received: 11 April 2017

Accepted: 27 February 2018

Published: 7 March 2018

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11 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Jan 2018 Author responded Author comments - Daniel Blonigen
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Jan 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Feb 2018 Editorially accepted
7 Mar 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12913-018-2967-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, USA
Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, USA
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, USA
Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, North Little Rock, USA
Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
Center for Health Care Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, USA
Veterans Justice Programs, Veterans Health Administration, Washington DC, USA
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA