Table 1

Response and retention rates of general practitioners according to Australian state

Target

Sampling frame

GPs initially agreeing to participate

GPs participating in postal questionnaire

GPs participating in practice audit


N

N

N

%

N

%

N

%


New South Wales

168

6828

300

4.4

155

51.6

124

41.3

Victoria

120

4993

158

3.2

98

62.0

80

50.6

Queensland

72

3703

154

4.2

56

36.4

43

27.9

Western Australia

72

1849

99

5.4

49

49.5

38

38.4

South Australia

48

1673

61

3.6

25

41.0

18

29.5


TOTAL

480

19046

772

4.1

383

49.6

303

39.2


Williamson et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007 7:42   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-42

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