About the Authors

Maria C. De Korte-Verhoef

eol@vumc.nl

Affiliation Department of Public and Occupational Health & Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

H. Roeline W. Pasman

Affiliation Department of Public and Occupational Health & Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bart P. M. Schweitzer

Affiliation Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Anneke L. Francke

Affiliations Department of Public and Occupational Health & Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

Affiliation Department of Public and Occupational Health & Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Luc Deliens

Affiliations Department of Public and Occupational Health & Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, End-of-life Care Research Group, Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HP LD. Performed the experiments: MDK HP. Analyzed the data: MDK HP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MDK HP. Wrote the paper: MDK HP BOP BS AF LD. Supervised the project: HP BOP BS AF LD.