Funding for this research was provided by:
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-08
Received: 6 August 2019
Accepted: 23 December 2019
First Online: 8 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval was granted by the Ethical Board of the NVMO (Dutch Society of Medical Education) under case number 706. All GPs and GP trainees gave written informed consent to record their consultations and the interviews. At each consultation the GP or GP trainee asked the patient for their permission to be audio-recorded; during the video-recording only the physician was visible. In Belgium, written informed consent was obtained from the patients whose consultations were recorded. In the Netherlands, the Ethical Board approved of verbal consent only from the patients, since this procedure of verbal consenting is identical to the procedure that is followed when recording consultations for educational purposes during Dutch GP specialty training. Information about the study was provided before the consultation in the waiting room using short information letters about the goal of the recordings. The videos were uploaded via a secure connection to a secure electronic environment. Transcripts were anonymised and each pair was given a code number that still enabled participants to be identified as Dutch or Flemish and as trainee or supervisor.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.