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The pathway to consultation for rheumatoid arthritis: exploring anticipated actions between the onset of symptoms and face-to-face encounter with a healthcare professional

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BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:258

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1619-9

Received: 16 January 2017

Accepted: 6 June 2017

Published: 14 June 2017

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Original Submission
16 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Katrina Whitaker
12 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cheryl Cott
7 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Gwenda Simons
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cheryl Cott
3 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Katrina Whitaker
5 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Gwenda Simons
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
6 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12891-017-1619-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Rheumatology Research Group, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham
(2)
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Manchester
(3)
Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University
(4)
College of Business Law & Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK; Rheumatology Research Group, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham
(5)
Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Trust

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