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Systematic review of general practice end-of-life symptom control
  1. Geoffrey K Mitchell1,
  2. Hugh E Senior1,2,
  3. Claire E Johnson3,
  4. Julia Fallon-Ferguson4,5,6,
  5. Briony Williams4,5,6,
  6. Leanne Monterosso7,
  7. Joel J Rhee8,
  8. Peta McVey9,
  9. Matthew P Grant10,
  10. Michèle Aubin11,
  11. Harriet TG Nwachukwu1 and
  12. Patsy M Yates12
    1. 1 Primary Care Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    2. 2 College of Health, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
    3. 3 School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    4. 4 School of General Practice and Rural Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    5. 5 Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    6. 6 Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    7. 7 School of Nursing, Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Australia
    8. 8 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    9. 9 Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    10. 10 School of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    11. 11 Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d\’urgence, Faculte de medecine, Universite Laval, Québec, Canada
    12. 12 School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    1. Correspondence to Professor Geoffrey K Mitchell, Primary Care Clinical Unit, University of Queensland, Herston QLD 4072, Australia; g.mitchell{at}uq.edu.au

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    • Contributors GM initiated this study, oversaw the design and conducted of all parts of the review and wrote the manuscript. JFF and BW did the initial search and screen of ineligible papers. All other authors contributed to the design, the development of the separate research questions, read abstracts, determined eligibility, read full manuscripts, did quality assessments, data extraction and approved the final manuscript.

    • Funding This work was supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner/ HCF grant in 2013.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement The full dataset of papers is available from the corresponding author.

    • Collaborators Dr May-Lill Johansen, PC4 Palliative Care Working Group.

    • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The third author’s name has been updated to Claire E Johnson

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    Footnotes

    • Contributors GM initiated this study, oversaw the design and conducted of all parts of the review and wrote the manuscript. JFF and BW did the initial search and screen of ineligible papers. All other authors contributed to the design, the development of the separate research questions, read abstracts, determined eligibility, read full manuscripts, did quality assessments, data extraction and approved the final manuscript.

    • Funding This work was supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner/ HCF grant in 2013.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement The full dataset of papers is available from the corresponding author.

    • Collaborators Dr May-Lill Johansen, PC4 Palliative Care Working Group.

    • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The third author’s name has been updated to Claire E Johnson

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