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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201313:7

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-13-7

Received: 20 August 2012

Accepted: 4 January 2013

Published: 9 January 2013

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting

Original Submission
20 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Miguel Garcia-Perez
2 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Henrik von Wehrden
8 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jean-Francois Gehanno
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
9 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-13-7

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Occupational Health, Rouen University Hospital and University of Rouen
CISMeF-TIBS-LITIS EA 4108, Rouen University Hospital