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External validation study of a clinical decision aid to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in women with acute cystitis

BMC Family PracticeBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:89

Received: 27 March 2017

Accepted: 20 September 2017

Published: 2 October 2017

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Original Submission
27 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ai Theng Cheong
9 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nick Francis
24 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Warren McIsaac
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
2 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12875-017-0660-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Granovsky-Gluskin Family Medicine Centre, Ray D. Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Department of General Practice, Göttingen University Medical Centre
Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto