Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
Received: 22 July 2019
Accepted: 22 November 2019
First Online: 1 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The studies were carried out according to Dutch privacy legislation. The privacy regulation was approved by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. According to Dutch legislation, approval by a medical ethics committee was not required for these observational studies. All GPs and patients who participated signed an informed consent form before the recording of the consultation. Participants could withdraw their consent at any time.
: One of the authors (Tim olde Hartman) is Associate Editor at BMC Family Practice.