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Table 3 Presentation of stratification, randomization results, and sample size at cluster level

From: PALLiON – PALLiative care Integrated in ONcology: study protocol for a Norwegian national cluster-randomized control trial with a complex intervention of early integration of palliative care

Intervention arm Control arm
Hospital Stratification Inhabitants Patients Name Stratification Inhabitants Patients
Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger 1 352,650 85 Akershus University Hospital, Nordbyhagen 1 490,000 85
Oslo University Hospital 1 340,000 85 St. Olavs Hospital/Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim 1 300,000 85
Østfold Hospital Trust, Grålum 2 282,600 50 Sørlandet Hospital, Kristiansand 2 170,000 50
Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg 2 233,000 50 Telemark Hospital Trust, Skien 2 169,000 50
Nordland Hospital Trust, Bodø 3 136,000 35 Førde Hospital Trust, Førde 3 109,000 35
Ålesund Hospital Trust, Ålesund 3 104,000 35 University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø 3 125,000 35
Total patients 340 Total patients 340