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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patients

From: Facilitating advance care planning in the general practice setting for patients with a chronic, life-limiting illness: protocol for a phase-III cluster-randomized controlled trial and process evaluation of the ACP-GP intervention

Patient inclusion criteria Patient exclusion criteria
Adults (> 18 years old) Unable to speak or understand Dutch
Mentally competent as measured by judgment of the GP OR if Mini-Mental State Examination has been conducted, score is > 24 Unable to provide consent or complete the questionnaires due to cognitive impairment (as judged by the GP)
GP answers “no” to surprise question: “Would I be surprised if this patient were to die within the next 12 to 24 months?” GP answers “no” to surprise question: “Would I be surprised if this patient were to die within the next 6 months?”
Diagnosis of a life-limiting illness:
1. Locally-advanced unresectable, or metastasized cancer OR
2. Organ failure, this being
a) heart failure (New York Heart Association stage 3 or stage 4)
b) chronic kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (stage 4, eGFR = 15–29; or stage 5, eGFR< 15)
c) Very severe COPD (GOLD COPD stages stage 3 or stage 4)
OR
3. Geriatric frailty (Clinical Frailty Scale score 5–7, mildly to severely frail)
Participated in the pilot study of this intervention or in the cognitive testing of the adjusted intervention materials
  Participating in other studies evaluating advance care planning, palliative care services or communication strategies
SDM inclusion criteria SDM exclusion criteria
Adults (> 18 years old) Unable to speak or understand Dutch
Identified by the patient as their surrogate decision maker OR as a person who may be willing to be their surrogate decision maker Unable to provide informed consent