Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (01GY1150 and 01EO1004)
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Received: 27 March 2019
Accepted: 13 September 2019
First Online: 6 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study complies with the Declaration of Helsinki. The RECODE-HF study was approved by all local ethics committees (Medical Association of Hamburg, Approval No. PV3889; Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg, Approval No. 125/12, Ethics Committee at the University of Göttingen Medical Center, Approval No. 19/8/11). All study participants gave written informed consent before participating in the study.
: Not applicable.
: SB received fees as a part-time lecturer/statistical consultant from Asklepios Medical School GmbH. All other authors declare that they have no financial conflicts of interest. Non-financial conflicts of interest: ME is a member of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. MS is Vice-President of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. EB is employed by a Swiss health insurance company. All other authors declare that they have no non-financial conflicts of interest.