|Recruitment and Reasons forExclusion of Patient Intervieweesby General Practices|
|GP list size*||Identification method||Number of patients identified||Number of patients invited||Invitations per 100,000 patientsregistered||Reasons given for exclusion|
|3,000||Register of palliative care patients||6||2||66||Cognitive impairment (2), Nursing home residents (2)|
|3,000||GP knowledge||17||15||500||Cognitive impairment (2)|
|5,500||Register of palliative care patients||4||4||70|
|6,000||Register of palliative care patients||9||9||150|
|6,000||Read code search of database||3||3||50|
|7,000||Register of palliative care patients||21||11||157||Cognitive impairment (3), Nursing home (1), staying with family (1), emotionally vulnerable (1), near to death (1), does not wish to be invited (1), may live longer than 1 year (2)|
|7,500||Read code search of database||5||5||66|
|8,000||Read code search of database||4||4||50|
|9,000||Practice ‘care board’||2||2||22|
|11,000||Register of palliative care patients & GP knowledge||16||9||82||No reasons stated|
|16,000||Register of palliative care patients||9||7||44||‘Too unwell’ (2)|
|36,000||Read code search of database||49||49||136|
*Data on two practices are not available. List sizes have been rounded to the nearest 500 ensure anonymity.
Two practices listed in Table 3 did provide detailed information about exclusions.
Hanratty et al.
Hanratty et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:342 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-342