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Open Peer Review Reports for: The Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer (QIRC) trial: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial in surgery

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Original Submission
3 Dec 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Jan 2008 Author responded Author comments - Marko Simunovic
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Jan 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Feb 2008 Editorially accepted
15 Feb 2008 Article published 10.1186/1471-2482-8-4

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