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A qualitative study of culturally embedded factors in complementary and alternative medicine use

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:25

Received: 26 October 2017

Accepted: 15 January 2018

Published: 22 January 2018

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Original Submission
26 Oct 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yi Mou
19 Dec 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Irene Kretchy
11 Jan 2018 Author responded Author comments - Szilvia Zorgo
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Jan 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12906-018-2093-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary