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Do pregnant women contact their general practitioner? A register-based comparison of healthcare utilisation of pregnant and non-pregnant women in general practice

  • Esther I Feijen-de Jong1Email author,
  • Frank Baarveld2,
  • Danielle EMC Jansen3,
  • Jennie Ursum4,
  • Sijmen A Reijneveld5 and
  • François G Schellevis4, 6
BMC Family Practice201314:10

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-10

Received: 24 September 2012

Accepted: 10 January 2013

Published: 16 January 2013

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Original Submission
24 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joanne Protheroe
3 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Walter Cullen
8 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Esther Feijen-de Jong
Resubmission - Version 3
8 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-14-10

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG, Groningen, and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center
Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Health Sciences, and Department of Sociology and Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research)
Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen
Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine/EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center