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Received: 20 August 2018
Accepted: 1 March 2019
First Online: 8 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol from which these cost data derive was submitted to a centralised institutional review board for methodological approval (Freiburg Ethics Commission International [feki] – Ref 015/1196: freiburger ethik-kommission GmbH international, Mozartβtr. 21, D-79104, Freiburg, Germany). All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Written informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Participation was entirely voluntary, and patients and caregivers were free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason.
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: RW and GTS are employees of Adelphi Real World, which conducted the study and related analyses with financial support from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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