Funding for this research was provided by:
TWB Thuiszorg met Aandacht
health insurer CZ
health insurer VGZ
Received: 24 May 2017
Accepted: 29 December 2017
First Online: 17 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research proposal has been reviewed by the medical ethics committee of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (study protocol number MEC-2014-444). The committee decided that the rules laid down in the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act did not apply. Verbal informed consent to participate in the evaluation study was obtained from all GP practices. In addition, questionnaires had been sent by mail which included a letter with information about our study. In the letter we explained that consent was implied upon return of a completed questionnaire. The current study was based on data from healthcare professionals. No data from older patients was used.
: The data we obtained from the healthcare professionals are unidentifiable. Consent for publication was not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests related to this manuscript.
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