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Table 1 Example of the analysis process

From: “Non-palliative care” – a qualitative study of older cancer patients’ and their family members’ experiences with the health care system

Theme Exhausting cancer follow-up A cry family involvement Fragmented care
Categories Patient follow-up Exhausting traveling Family follow-up Information Primary health care
Codes Disease history Patient travels Knowing the system No answers Home care
  Elderly in hospital Obligation to work Advocate Have to nag Cancer nurses
  To be taken seriously Latency, waiting time Work responsibility Allowed to ask General practitioner
  Staff competence   Family as health care personell Honest information Contact
  Trail treatment plan   Family responsibility Understandable information Respect
  Stigmatisation   Attitudes towards health care Different information To be seen
    System mess Good information Taken seriously
    Bureaucracy Disease information  
    Observation