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Systematic techniques for assisting recruitment to trials (START): study protocol for embedded, randomized controlled trials

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Background: Randomized controlled trials play a central role in evidence-based practice, but recruitment of participants, and retention of them once in the trial, is challenging. Moreover, there is a dearth of evidence that research teams can use to inform the development of their recruitment and retention strategies. As with other healthcare initiatives, the fairest test of the effectiveness of a recruitment strategy is a trial comparing alternatives, which for recru...

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10.1186/1745-6215-15-407

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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
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BioMed Central
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15
Article number:
407
Publication date:
2014-10-25
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2014-09-29
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1745-6215
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25344684

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