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Table 1 Study phases and time schedule

From: Designing an implementation strategy to improve interprofessional shared decision making in sciatica: study protocol of the DISC study

  Planning (months)
Phase A. Identification of barriers and facilitators
i. Barriers and facilitators are explored for SDM implementation
          Literature study and preparation interviews/focus groups 1 to 3
          Interviews and focus groups 3 to 10
ii. Identified barriers and facilitators are ranked by importance in a representative sample
          Survey among professionals and patients 11 to 13
Phase B. The development of an implementation strategy based on phase A
          Development of the implementation strategy and expert panel 13 to 15
          Writing report 16