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Respite: carers’ experiences and perceptions of respite at home

BMC Geriatrics201212:42

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-12-42

Received: 28 June 2011

Accepted: 24 July 2012

Published: 3 August 2012

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Original Submission
28 Jun 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Henk Kraijo
19 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Annear
31 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Nan Greenwood
Resubmission - Version 3
31 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
7 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Henk Kraijo
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
24 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
3 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2318-12-42

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Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article.. All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George’s University of London and Kingston University