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BMC Medicine20119:31

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-9-31

Received: 27 January 2011

Accepted: 30 March 2011

Published: 30 March 2011

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27 Jan 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
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7 Mar 2011 Author responded Author comments - Gabriella Anderson
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7 Mar 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
30 Mar 2011 Editorially accepted
30 Mar 2011 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-9-31

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Authors’ Affiliations

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital
Division of Geriatrics, University of Toronto
Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa