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Table 2 Example of a clustered characteristic in round 2 and division into separate characteristics for round 3

From: What is case management in palliative care? An expert panel study

Clustered characteristic in round 2 Divided into separate characteristics in round 3
2.5. Within a week of referral to case management, the case manager contacts the general practitioner and district nurse and other relevant professionals…  
yes, to reach an understanding on cooperation 2.5.a Within a week of referral to case management, the case manager contacts the general practitioner and district nurse and other relevant professionals to reach an understanding on cooperation.
yes, to match provision of care 2.5.b Within a week of referral to case management, the case manager contacts the general practitioner and district nurse and other relevant professionals to match provision of care.
yes, to gain relevant information 2.5.c Within a week of referral to case management, the case manager contacts the general practitioner and district nurse and other relevant professionals to gain relevant information.
other: ...................... 2.5.d Within a week of referral to case management, the case manager contacts the general practitioner and district nurse and other relevant professionals for other than aforementioned reasons.
no