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Why a dearth of sports and exercise medicine/physiotherapy research using hospital electronic medical records? A success story and template for researchers

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  • Contributors GCM conceived and drafted the editorial. BR and CN provided expertise in electronic medical record systems. HS provided expertise in business intelligence technology. MOK and CGM provided expertise in low back pain research. All authors read and approved the final editorial.

  • Funding The authors have received funding from the Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Health Partners for the developement of the STARS low back pain dashboard.

  • Competing interests GCM and CGM are funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. MOK is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. Qlik provided training on Qlik Sense but were not involved in the preparation or review of the editorial.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.