Table 1

Literature search using key words "Pilot" OR "Feasibility"

Journal Name


BMJ

Lancet

NEJM

JAMA

BJS

BJC

BJOG

Total


2007-8


Original articles

6

5

5

1

10

16

10

541 (1.6%)



Pilot or feasibility study in preparation for a trial

0

3

3

0

2

1

3

12


Piloting new technique, combination of treatments

1

0

0

0

4

2

6

13


Phase I, II trials

0

1

1

0

0

7

0

9


Piloting screening program

2

0

0

1

1

1

0

5


Piloting guidelines, educational package, patient care strategy

3

1

0

0

2

3

1

10


Laboratory testing of activity of compounds

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

4


Total research papers

292

379

444

383

338

1084

398

3318


2000-12


Original articles

11

17

3

7

9

33

10

90 (2.0%)


Total research papers

372

1115

434

619

396

1132

381

4449


1 excluded Review = 8, Commentaries = 4, News = 3, Indirectly referring to previous pilot = 9

2 from Lancaster et al [1]

Arain et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010 10:67   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-67

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