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The role of national registries in improving patient safety for hip and knee replacements

BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:414

Received: 8 November 2016

Accepted: 4 October 2017

Published: 16 October 2017

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Original Submission
8 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Max Gordon
5 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian R. Hallstrom
14 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Anne Lubbeke
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Anne Lubbeke
Resubmission - Version 3
19 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
16 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12891-017-1773-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Geneva University Hospitals and Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Wolfson Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London, UK