Funding for this research was provided by:
Helse Vest Regionalt Helseføretak (HV1199)
National Institute for Health Research (HPRU-2012-10047)
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Received: 21 May 2018
Accepted: 26 August 2018
First Online: 10 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, national and institutional standards [ CitationRef removed ]. The study was approved by the Data Protection Officer (2013/9352) and the Western Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics approved the waiver of informed consent (2013/1305). All patients received written information about the study, with opportunity to withdraw from the study. The study was not registered in a clinical trial database as randomization was conducted at cluster level only, with primary aim of investigating the effect of interventions on ward prescribing behaviour. Individual patient treatment was at the discretion of the treating physician.
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: J.S.W received a 3-month grant in patient safety research for preparation of the manuscript, but the funder has not played any role in the design, execution, analysis or reporting of the research. Competing interests for other authors: None to declare.
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