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Table 1 Inclusion Criteria describes the inclusion criteria for the guidelines and pathways of this study

From: Towards integration of palliative care in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review of European guidelines and pathways

1. Guidelines and pathways for adult patients
2. Guidelines and pathways for CHF and COPD (latest possible versions)
3. European guidelines and pathways.
4. Guidelines and pathways published from 01-01-1995 to 31-12-2013 (with the start date based on the publication of the Calman-Hine report [81])
5. Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian and Spanish (the languages of the authors)
6. Guidelines and pathways that fulfilled at least 2 out of 11 IPC criteria (see explanation below and Table 3).
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