Received: 3 July 2020
Accepted: 29 October 2020
First Online: 21 November 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: Lead authors are chairs of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine special interest group of the European Society for Geriatric Medicine (SPM) and the Geriatric Emergency Medicine section of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (CHN and JAL). On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
: As this was a questionnaire among healthcare professionals only, which did not include patient data or information, we did not ask for ethics approval nor did we ask for informed consent. Professionals were informed about the study through email and website and consented to participate by filling in the questionnaire. Data were extracted from the online questionnaire system and analysed in an anonymous fashion.
: Not applicable.