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Patient healthcare passports in community specialist palliative care: a mixed methods study
  1. Clare White1,
  2. Jenny Sproule1,
  3. Paula Brogan2 and
  4. Max Watson3
  1. 1Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast, UK
  2. 2School of Communication and Media, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
  3. 3Hospice UK, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Clare White, Northern Ireland Hospice, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast BT15 3LH, UK; cwhite{at}nihospice.org

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  • Contributors CW: all aspects of the study, drafting the article. JS: focus group facilitation and analysis, review of the article. PB: protocol design, review of the article. MW: all aspects of protocol and passport design, revision of the article. All authors have approved the version to be published.

  • Funding This research was funded by a grant from Belfast Charitable Society who had no influence on study design, interpretation of results or write up.

  • Competing interests MW was involved in the design of the passport, but did not receive any financial incentive for this. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was obtained from the Office of Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI) (REC 16/NI/0009, IRAS 185537, 22.01.16).

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

  • Data sharing statement Data can be obtained at request from the corresponding author.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors CW: all aspects of the study, drafting the article. JS: focus group facilitation and analysis, review of the article. PB: protocol design, review of the article. MW: all aspects of protocol and passport design, revision of the article. All authors have approved the version to be published.

  • Funding This research was funded by a grant from Belfast Charitable Society who had no influence on study design, interpretation of results or write up.

  • Competing interests MW was involved in the design of the passport, but did not receive any financial incentive for this. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was obtained from the Office of Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI) (REC 16/NI/0009, IRAS 185537, 22.01.16).

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

  • Data sharing statement Data can be obtained at request from the corresponding author.

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