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Research impact: a narrative review

  • Trisha Greenhalgh1Email author,
  • James Raftery2,
  • Steve Hanney3 and
  • Matthew Glover3
BMC Medicine201614:78

Received: 26 February 2016

Accepted: 27 April 2016

Published: 23 May 2016

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Resubmission - Version 2
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27 Apr 2016 Editorially accepted
23 May 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12916-016-0620-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel University London, ᅟ, UK