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Correction to: The prognosis in palliative care study II (PiPS2): study protocol for a multi-centre, prospective, observational, cohort study

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BMC Palliative Care201817:121

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The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:101


After publication, the authors noticed some minor errors in “Nested qualitative sub-study” section, first paragraph of the section, page 7 of the published article. These may cause some confusion to the readers when the results of the qualitative sub-study are published [1].

Please see below for details (the new text has been added in bold and the incorrect text has been underlined.

It was anticipated that semi-structured, face to face interviews were would need to be conducted with a purposive sample of approximately 15 patients, 15 carers and 15 clinicians to determine the acceptability of using prognostic indicators, and barriers and facilitators to clinicians’ use. It was recognised that, data saturation will would determine the final sample sizes, which may be larger or smaller than anticipated. To date, 28 patients, 19 carers and 32 clinicians were have been enrolled in the qualitative sub-study.”



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Authors’ Affiliations

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, UCL, 6th Floor, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF, UK
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, DE1 2QY, UK
Department of Statistical Science, UCL, London, WC1E 7HB, UK


  1. Kalpakidou AK, Todd C, Keeley V, Griffiths J, Spencer K, Vickerstaff V, Omar RZ, Stone P. The prognosis in palliative care study II (PiPS2): study protocol for a multi-centre, prospective, observational, cohort study. BMC Palliat Care. 2018;17:101.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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