Funding for this research was provided by:
Cancer Council Australia
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Received: 22 March 2018
Accepted: 16 July 2018
First Online: 21 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project received ethics approval for a multiple-site study from the Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/MonH/311) and research governance approval from all participating hospitals. For the case-note analysis component, waiver of consent is used. For the remaining components (i.e., the patient survey, the GP review and interviews with patients, GP and specialists), all participants are informed of the aims of the study and invited to voluntarily participate. For the patient survey component, written consent is obtained from participants who complete the survey and agree that the research team access their hospital and general practice medical records. Implied consent is obtained for participants who complete the survey only and do not provide consent for access to their medical records. For the GP review component, implied consent is used. For interviews with with patients, GP and specialists, written consent is obtained from all participants.
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