Funding for this research was provided by:
Department of Health, State Government of Victoria
Received: 6 July 2017
Accepted: 12 February 2018
First Online: 2 March 2018
: CH was the Director of the Centre for Clinical Effectiveness and the SHARE Program Director. CH completed the SHARE publications as part of an unfunded PhD. MG was CCE Senior Project Officer. AM was CCE Senior Consultant in Clinical Effectiveness. CV and CW were SHARE Project Officers. RK was Director of the Medicine Program, Chair of the Technology/Clinical Practice Committee, member of the SHARE Steering Committee and co-supervisor of CH’s PhD. WR was Executive Director of Medical Services and Chair of the SHARE Steering Committee.
: The Monash Health Human Research and Ethics Committee (HREC) approved the SHARE program as a Quality Assurance activity (Research Project Application No. 11403Q). Further ethical review was not required as the program met the following criteria [CitationRef removed]:UnorderedList removedParticipation was based on the ‘opt-out approach’ [CitationRef removed]. “The opt-out approach is a method used in the recruitment of participants into an activity where information is provided to the potential participant regarding the activity and their involvement and where their participation is presumed unless they take action to decline to participate.” [CitationRef removed] Consent to participate was approved by the HREC based on the following criteria:UnorderedList removedThese conditions were met.
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