Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-05-21
Received: 16 October 2017
Accepted: 26 April 2019
First Online: 21 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The steering committee of the Julius General Practitioners Network approved our proposal. The current study was conducted with routine health care data as collected within the Julius General Practitioners Network (JGPN) database, which was approved by the medical ethical committee of University Medical Center Utrecht (file#99–240). Data in the JGPN database are anonymously extracted from the EMR from participating practices which is in line with the International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans and the Dutch Law on Medical Treatment Agreement. Patients who deny access to their anonymized files are exempted from analysis (opt out). Other patients have given consent for using their anonymized data for scientific analysis.
: Not applicable.
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