Funding for this research was provided by:
Health e-Research Centre (MR/K006665/1)
Received: 1 June 2019
Accepted: 27 August 2019
First Online: 18 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) informed us that formal IRB approval and patient consent were not deemed necessary because to the focus of intervention on improving organisational processes; individual patients will not be directly involved (IRB reference number: W16_271). Additionally, in the Netherlands, there is no need to obtain consent to use data from registries that do not contain patient-identifying information, as is the case in the NICE registry. The NICE foundation is officially registered according to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.