Funding for this research was provided by:
Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
Received: 4 March 2022
Accepted: 15 December 2022
First Online: 3 January 2023
: As our study represents a secondary data analysis, data collection was already completed and a foregoing ethics approval not applicable. Nevertheless, we reached out to the ethics committee for an approval of the data analysis and received a positive response (ethics committee of the Witten/Herdecke University, 29 June 2017, Request 96/2017). All methods were performed using relevant guidelines. At the time of the survey Picker Germany informed all employees as well as patients about the voluntariness of participation, that non-participation will not lead to any consequences and data will be analyzed pseudonymized. Patients as well as employees were informed that a survey participation is equivalent to an informed consent.
: Patients as well as employees were advised that participation is voluntary, and that data will be used pseudonymized in statistical analysis and reports. The Picker Institute Germany allowed LK to publish results of this study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.