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Mental comorbidity and multiple sclerosis: validating administrative data to support population-based surveillance

  • Ruth Ann Marrie1, 2, 12Email author,
  • John D Fisk3,
  • Bo Nancy Yu2,
  • Stella Leung2,
  • Lawrence Elliott2,
  • Patricia Caetano2,
  • Sharon Warren4,
  • Charity Evans5,
  • Christina Wolfson6, 7,
  • Lawrence W Svenson8, 9, 10,
  • Helen Tremlett11,
  • James F Blanchard2,
  • Scott B Patten8 and
  • for the CIHR Team in the Epidemiology and Impact of Comorbidity on Multiple Sclerosis
BMC Neurology201313:16

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-13-16

Received: 3 December 2012

Accepted: 4 February 2013

Published: 6 February 2013

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Original Submission
3 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carolyn Schwartz
21 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - William J Culpepper
30 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Ruth Ann Marrie
Resubmission - Version 3
30 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
6 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2377-13-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Health Sciences Centre
Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Dalhousie University
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Surveillance and Assessment, Alberta Health
Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of British Columbia