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Received: 14 December 2020
Accepted: 5 April 2021
First Online: 21 April 2021
: In Sweden, there are over 100 national quality registers that are used to develop the quality of care and offer a unique opportunity for research in health care. The quality registry Senior Alert, which was used in the current study, is one of those registries. Data in this current study were used after approval receiving from Senior Alert and the Regional Ethical Review Board at Lund University in Sweden (DNR 2015/484). In accordance with Swedish law - Patient Data Act (2008:355) [CitationRef removed], personal data registered in Senior Alert can be used for the purpose of research in health care after ethical approval is obtained. According to the Patient Data Act (2008:355), Senior Alert must ensure that the information is formulated in such way that it is clear to the older person that the registry data may be used in research. Importantly, the older person has the legal right to have information about the registry’s overall aim prior to registration in Senior Alert and if the older person is opposed to registration, personal data should not administered in Senior Alert. The older person has the legal right to have their personal information withdrawn from Senior Alert at any time (2008:355). The Regional Ethical Review Board at Lund University in Sweden approved the current study and the procedure for not obtaining informed consent (DNR 2015/484). The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki-Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects [CitationRef removed]. All methods were carried out in accordance with the STROBE Statement - Checklist of cross-sectional studies [CitationRef removed].For more information about the Swedish National Quality Registries and how they can be used in research please see the following link: ExternalRef removed
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.