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Received: 6 December 2018
Accepted: 30 April 2019
First Online: 15 June 2019
: HB is a general physician at Gustavsberg Primary Care Centre, clinical teacher at the physicians program at Karolinska Institutet and PhD-student at Stockholm Centre for Medical Ethics (CHE). NL is senior professor, GH professor and NJ associate professor in medical ethics and supervisors to HB at CHE in the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Medical Ethics (LIME) at Karolinska Institutet. DO is statistician at the Unit of Medical Statistics, LIME, Karolinska Institutet.
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Stockholm Ethical Review Board (Dnr 2015/2193–31/5). All potential participants were informed about the purpose of the study, that the survey was anonymous, and that no one at the primary care centre or anyone else outside the research group, would have access to the material. The information was given both verbally and in writing. If verbally consenting to participate, patients and doctors completed the questionnaire; the patients who declined participation opted out by not filling out the questionnaire. Our main reason for not using written consent was that by not handling any personal data at all the confidentiality of the participants would be better guarded. This was declared in the application for ethical approval.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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