Table 2

Numbers of patients recruited by different methods

Methods of patient recruitment used by practice


Leaflets only

Leaflets and posters

Leaflets, posters, and weblinks

Leaflets, posters, and integrated mailshot

Leaflets, posters, weblinks, and research assistant

Leaflets, posters, weblinks, research assistants, and special mailshot

Total


Number of practices that recruited patients

2

8

2

1

4

1

18


Number of patients recruited

0

1

1

2

16

7

27


Patient recruitment method as determined by registration code


Posters

0

0

0

0

0


Leaflets given by a practice nurse

0

0

0

6

0

6


Leaflets given by a receptionist

-

-

-

-

1

1


Leaflets given by a doctor

0

-

0

0

-

0


Leaflets available in the waiting room

1

1

1

2

0

5


Leaflets given by a research assistant in the waiting room

-

-

-

2

0

2


Weblink

-

0

-

5

0

5


Integrated mailshot

-

-

1

-

-

1


Special mailshot

-

-

-

-

6

6


Email to researcher

-

-

-

1

-

1


Jones et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-25

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