Figure 1.

Framework guiding analyses. aReferring to the assessment at eight weeks after admission, or ((3), (4) and (7)) the period between admission and eight weeks after admission. bMid-way study, for proximity to family assessment throughout the data collection period, or, for newly employed physicians, soon after being employed. cPossible mediators (a) and (b) are factors related to (more balanced) families’ decision making as described by the theoretical model of Caron et al.[5].

van der Steen et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:105   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-105
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