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Table 2 Identified codes organised into the APEASE framework

From: General practitioners’ perspectives on a proposed new model of service delivery for primary care management of knee osteoarthritis: a qualitative study

Themes: APEASE criteria Codes
1. Affordability Influence of cost to patients
2. Practicability Efficiency of referral procedure
  Efficiency and effectiveness of ongoing communication
  Fitting in with existing initiatives
3. Effectiveness Is there a need?
  Will it improve outcomes?
4. Acceptability Trust
  Personal relationships
  The burden of care on GPs
5. Safety/side effects Worsening of outcomes
6. Equity Patient diversity