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Table 1 Example of codes

From: Games of uncertainty: the participation of older patients with multimorbidity in care planning meetings – a qualitative study

Empirical close codes Code group
‘Cannot let you know if I faint, it happens so fast’.
Scared by the risks surrounding the symptoms.
Wanted to live at home but did not manage to.
Unsure how long things will continue to go well.
I wish to await the decision about rehabilitation service at home.
My symptoms determine the plans.
Patients’ experience of uncertainty
But you just came here; you may recover quickly.
Your symptoms are common in old age.
‘We can predict that your situation will improve’.
We test if the patient is ready to go home through a few days’ home visit.
We will do anything for you to be safe at home.
Health professionals’ efforts to take control of uncertainty