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Identifying patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms in electronic medical records in primary care: a validation study

  • Madelon den Boeft1Email author,
  • Johannes C van der Wouden1,
  • Trudie R Rydell-Lexmond2,
  • Niek J de Wit2,
  • Henriëtte E van der Horst1 and
  • Mattijs E Numans1, 2, 3
BMC Family Practice201415:109

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-15-109

Received: 17 February 2014

Accepted: 28 May 2014

Published: 5 June 2014

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Original Submission
17 Feb 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Morriss
15 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kees van Boven
22 May 2014 Author responded Author comments - Madelon den Boeft
Resubmission - Version 3
22 May 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 May 2014 Editorially accepted
5 Jun 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2296-15-109

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center
Department of General Practices, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht
Department of Public Health and Primary Care LUMC