Who can best recruit to randomized trials? Randomized trial comparing surgeons and nurses recruiting patients to a trial of treatments for localized prostate cancer (the ProtecT study).
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recruitment to randomized trials is often difficult, but few studies have investigated interventions to improve recruitment. In a randomized trial nested within a trial of treatments for localized prostate cancer, we investigated the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nurses and surgeons in recruiting patients. METHODS: Men with localized prostate cancer were randomized to see a nurse or urologic surgeon for an "information appointment" in which the...Expand abstract
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