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Accessing health services through the back door: a qualitative interview study investigating reasons why people participate in health research in Canada

BMC Medical Ethics201314:40

Received: 16 April 2013

Accepted: 1 October 2013

Published: 12 October 2013

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Original Submission
16 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alex Limkakeng
24 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Urmila Thatte
15 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Anne Townsend
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Oct 2013 Editorially accepted
12 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-14-40

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia
Milan Ilich Arthritis Research Centre
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia