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"A powerful intervention: general practitioners'; use of sickness certification in depression"

  • Sara Macdonald1Email author,
  • Margaret Maxwell2,
  • Philip Wilson1,
  • Michael Smith3,
  • Will Whittaker4,
  • Matt Sutton4 and
  • Jill Morrison5
BMC Family Practice201213:82

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-82

Received: 26 March 2012

Accepted: 1 August 2012

Published: 9 August 2012

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Original Submission
26 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Apr 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sara Macdonald
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Apr 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
7 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ellen Piek
24 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Gabbay
27 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sara Macdonald
Resubmission - Version 4
27 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
2 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Gabbay
8 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ellen Piek
30 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sara Macdonald
Resubmission - Version 5
30 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
1 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-13-82

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
(2)
Mental Health, Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Research Unit, University of Stirling
(3)
Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Gartnavel Royal Hospital
(4)
Health Economics, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester
(5)
General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

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