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Research Article

Comparative Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapies Delivered Face-to-Face or over the Telephone: An Observational Study Using Propensity Methods

  • Geoffrey C. Hammond,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Tim J. Croudace,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Louise Lafortune,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alison Watson,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge, United Kingdom, National Health Service Midlands & East, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Fiona McMillan-Shields,

    Affiliation: National Health Service Midlands & East, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Peter B. Jones mail

    pbj21@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042916

About the Authors

Geoffrey C. Hammond, Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan, Louise Lafortune, Alison Watson
National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Geoffrey C. Hammond
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tim J. Croudace
Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan, Louise Lafortune
Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Alison Watson, Fiona McMillan-Shields
National Health Service Midlands & East, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peter B. Jones
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FMS TJC GCH LL MR PBJ. Performed the experiments: GCH TJC MR FMS PBJ AW. Analyzed the data: GCH TJC MR AW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJC GCH PBJ. Wrote the paper: GCH TJC LL MR FMS PBJ AW.