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Hospital-admitted COPD patients treated at home using telemedicine technology in The Virtual Hospital Trial: methods of a randomized effectiveness trial

  • Anna Svarre Jakobsen1Email author,
  • Lars C Laursen2,
  • Birte Østergaard3,
  • Susan Rydahl-Hansen1 and
  • Klaus V Phanareth4

Received: 24 April 2013

Accepted: 27 August 2013

Published: 3 September 2013

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Original Submission
24 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
10 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian McKinstry
13 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Vittoria Tibaldi
23 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Anna Svarre Jakobsen
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian McKinstry
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Aug 2013 Editorially accepted
3 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1745-6215-14-280

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Unit of Clinical Nursing, Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Medical Department O, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark
Research Unit of Nursing, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
Medical Department M, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark