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General practitioners’ views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial

  • Sibyl Anthierens1,
  • Sarah Tonkin-Crine2Email author,
  • Elaine Douglas3,
  • Patricia Fernandez-Vandellos4,
  • Jaroslaw Krawczyk5,
  • Carl Llor6,
  • Jochen WL Cals7,
  • Nick A Francis8,
  • Lucy Yardley9,
  • Samuel Coenen1,
  • Theo Verheij10,
  • Herman Goossens11,
  • Paul Little2 and
  • the GRACE INTRO study team
Contributed equally
BMC Family Practice201213:101

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-101

Received: 26 June 2012

Accepted: 8 October 2012

Published: 11 October 2012

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Original Submission
26 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sarah Tonkin-Crine
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paula Smailes
22 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cara Litvin
13 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sarah Tonkin-Crine
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-13-101

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for General Practice, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO), Laboratory of microbiology, University of Antwerp
Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London
Applied Research in Respiratory Diseases, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical University of Lodz
Primary Care Centre Jaume I, University Rovira i Virgili
Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University
Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Southampton
Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht
Laboratory of Microbiology, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO), University of Antwerp