Funding for this research was provided by:
Medibank Better Health Foundation (2014-044)
Received: 29 October 2018
Accepted: 12 June 2019
First Online: 17 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was obtained from each of the participating hospitals and Monash University, as follows:Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC) Project Number: CF16/26–2016000012.Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (BH HREC) LNR/16/VICBH/11 Reference number: 16.42.Monash health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) LNR/16/MonH/60, Reference number: 16125 L, SSA Reference number: LNRSSA/16/MonH/59.Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee. LNR/16/MonH/60 Melbourne Health Site Reference Number 2016.084, SSA reference number: LNRSSA/16/MH/122.Individual patient consent was not required as data was collected as part of existing VCOR procedures. Patients were able to opt-out of answering the PROM questions and this opt-out excluded them from this study. For the clinical experts, participation in the Delphi surveys was optional, with completion of the survey implying consent.All data was de-identified before being provided to the project team for analysis.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests