Received: 1 April 2019
Accepted: 10 September 2019
First Online: 12 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the MNG-HA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Ref. # RC16/002/R). Participation in this study was voluntary. HCWs were assured that their feedback would not affect their performance evaluations, work status or salaries. No written consent was sought, as there were no personal identifiers on the questionnaires, and this was approved by the IRB. Submission of responses to the questionnaire was considered to constitute implied consent. The voluntary nature of participating in the survey was made explicit and unambiguous in the cover letter. The investigators did not coerce or entice anyone to complete the questionnaire. Any participant could decline to return the questionnaire.
: Not applicable.
: The corresponding author (Mostafa Abolfotouh) is an Associate Editor for BMC Health Service Research, and he had no role in the editorial process for this manuscript. All authors declare that they have no competing interests.