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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the patient

From: The systematic early integration of palliative care into multidisciplinary oncology care in the hospital setting (IPAC), a randomized controlled trial: the study protocol

Inclusion-criteria 1. Patients with a solid tumour treated at the Medical Oncology department, Thoracic Oncology department or Digestive Oncology department of the Ghent University Hospital
2. Patients within 12 weeks of a new diagnosis of illness progression or patients originating from another hospital who are within 12 weeks of receiving first-line treatment
3. Patients with a life expectancy of approximately one year (assessed by the treating oncologist)
4. Patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1 or 2
5. Patients with the ability to read and respond to questions in Dutch.
Exclusion-criteria 1. Patients under 18 years old
2. Patients with impaired cognition
3. Patients with more than one palliative care consultation since the onset of the disease
4. Patients with one palliative care consultation in the six months before inclusion