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Preferences for Discussing Life Expectancy: a Cross-sectional Survey Among Geriatric Outpatients in Denmark

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We would like to acknowledge physician Ove Gaardboe, Danish Society for Patient Safety, for valuable input to the development of the survey and for critically reviewing the survey questions. Further, we would like to thank the staff in the geriatric outpatient clinic at Odense University Hospital for helping with recruitment and the patients for participating.


Study data were collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at University of Southern Denmark. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based software platform designed to support data capture for research studies, providing (1) an intuitive interface for validated data capture; (2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures; (3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages; and (4) procedures for data integration and interoperability with external sources. (Harris PA, Taylor R, Thielke R, Payne J, Gonzalez N, Conde JG. Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)- A metadata-driven methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support. J Biomed Inform. 2009;42(2):377-381. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2008.08.010, Harris PA, Taylor R, Minor BL, et al. The REDCap consortium: Building an international community of software platform partners. J Biomed Inform. 2019;95:103208. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103208)

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Bjørk, E., Lundby, C., Ryg, J. et al. Preferences for Discussing Life Expectancy: a Cross-sectional Survey Among Geriatric Outpatients in Denmark. J GEN INTERN MED 37, 3224–3227 (2022).

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