Funding for this research was provided by:
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Received: 5 September 2017
Accepted: 17 May 2019
First Online: 6 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was carried out in the Netherlands in accordance with the applicable rules concerning the review of research ethics committees and informed consent (Research Ethics Committee, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, file number 2018–4052). At the start of the interview, all interviewees were informed about the background of the interviews, the method of data handling and the preservation of anonymity. Permission to audio record the interviews was obtained from all participants. In addition to their earlier agreement to be interviewed, which was documented in the email correspondences, all interviewees were formally asked for their consent to participate, which was audio recorded and documented by the interviewer. To preserve anonymity and confidentiality, names were replaced with codes indicating whether the interviewee was a GP or CG, along with the sequential number of the interview. Any identifying information was removed following the verbatim transcriptions of recordings.
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: All authors have completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form at ExternalRef removed and declare the following: For the submitted work, no support was received from any organisation.NV received financial support from her employer, the Council of Health and Society, as described under Funding.GE has edited and published books that provide royalties on sales by the publishers: the books include <i>Shared Decision Making</i> (Oxford University Press) and <i>Groups</i> (Radcliffe Press). He has in the past provided consultancy for organizations, including: 1) Emmi Solutions LLC who developed patient decision support tools; 2) National Quality Forum on the certification of decision support tools; 3) Washington State Health Department on the certification of decision support tools; 4) SciMentum LLC, Amsterdam (workshops for shared decision-making).He is the Founder and Director of &think LLC which owns the registered trademark for Option Grids™ patient decision aids. Founder and Director of <b>SHARP</b>NETWORK LLC, a provider of training for shared decision-making. He provides advice in the domain of shared decision-making and patient decision aids to: 1) Access Community Health Network, Chicago (Federally Qualified Medical Centers); 2) EBSCO Health Option Grids™ patient decision aids; 3) Bind Insurance, 4) PatientWisdom Inc.GE’s academic interests are focused on shared decision-making and coproduction. He owns copyright in measures of shared decision-making and care integration, namely <b>collabo</b>RATE, <b>integ</b>RATE, <b>conside</b>RATE, <b>coope</b>RATE, <b>tole</b>RATE, Observer OPTION-5 and Observer OPTION-12.No other relationships or activities have influenced the submitted work.
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