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Table 4 Study schedule, according to the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) guidelines

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

  1. 1Self-reported data are collected up to seven times during the first year, or until the patient’s death or study withdrawal, whichever comes first. As final date for inclusion is 31 December 2020, patient follow-up will continue in 2021
  2. 2Caregivers receive two forms at 6 and 12 months after the patient is dead, provided that they consent to continue in the study. Thus, caregiver follow-up may continue in 2022
  3. 3Educational program for physicians to be completed before patient enrolment
  4. 4All study forms are similar in both arms
  5. 5Sociodemographic data that are unlikely to change over time are only registered at baseline