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Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a physiotherapy program for chronic rotator cuff pathology: A protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

  • Kim Bennell1Email author,
  • Sally Coburn1,
  • Elin Wee1,
  • Sally Green2,
  • Anthony Harris3,
  • Andrew Forbes4 and
  • Rachelle Buchbinder4, 5
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders20078:86

Received: 26 June 2007

Accepted: 31 August 2007

Published: 31 August 2007

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Original Submission
26 Jun 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Jul 2007 Author responded Author comments - Kim Bennell
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Jul 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Aug 2007 Author responded Author comments - Kim Bennell
Resubmission - Version 3
28 Aug 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
31 Aug 2007 Editorially accepted
31 Aug 2007 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-8-86

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Australia