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Table 1 Access to the field

From: Older people living alone (OPLA) – non-kin-carers’ support towards the end of life: qualitative longitudinal study protocol

Gatekeeper Aiming to recruit …
Home care services … older people living alone without a specific disease
Specialist palliative care services … older people living alone with a terminal illness
General Practitioners … care arrangements independent of involvement of professional care services (via older people living alone as well as non-kin-carers who are patients of GP)