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Invasively-treated incidence of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease and associated factors in Taiwan: 2000–2011 nationwide hospitalized data analysis

  • Nien-Tzu Chang1,
  • Chien-Lung Chan2,
  • Yu-Tzuen Lu2,
  • Jin-Chyr Hsu3,
  • Yuan-Nian Hsu3,
  • Dachen Chu4, 5 and
  • Nan-Ping Yang3, 5Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Public Health201313:1107

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1107

Received: 12 July 2013

Accepted: 26 November 2013

Published: 1 December 2013

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12 Jul 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Wilbert Aronow
11 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leena Roschier
19 Oct 2013 Author responded Author comments - Nan-Ping Yang
Resubmission - Version 3
19 Oct 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Nov 2013 Editorially accepted
1 Dec 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1107

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Department of Information Management, Yuan-Ze University
Department of Medical Research, Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health & Welfare
Department of Surgery, Taipei-City Hospital
Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University