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Impact of study design on recruitment of patients to a primary care trial: an observational time series analysis of the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of the Aged (BAFTA) study.

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BACKGROUND: recruitment targets to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are often not met. Many interventions are used to improve recruitment but there is little empirical evidence on whether these approaches work. OBJECTIVE: to examine whether changes to the design and conduct of a primary care-based RCT were associated with changes in patient recruitment. METHODS: an observational time series analysis of recruitment to a primary care-based multi-centre RCT of aspirin versus warfarin for str...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/fampra/cmq050

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Fletcher, K More by this author
Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
691-697
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:6abde7df-bb56-4c19-8816-5ad7ff10e637
Source identifiers:
122500
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pubs:122500

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