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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).

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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...

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Donovan, JL More by this author
Peters, TJ More by this author
Gillatt, D More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Volume:
56
Issue:
7
Pages:
605-609
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1878-5921
ISSN:
0895-4356
URN:
uuid:7917774c-be71-48fd-bf40-10a5e2f95ceb
Source identifiers:
120605
Local pid:
pubs:120605

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