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Verbal autopsy: who needs it?

Population Health Metrics20119:19

Received: 13 April 2011

Accepted: 27 July 2011

Published: 27 July 2011

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
13 Apr 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
21 Jul 2011 Author responded Author comments - Carla AbouZahr
Resubmission - Version 5
21 Jul 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 5
27 Jul 2011 Editorially accepted
27 Jul 2011 Article published 10.1186/1478-7954-9-19

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization