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Table 2 Numbers of patients recruited by different methods

From: Costs and difficulties of recruiting patients to provide e-health support: pilot study in one primary care trust

  Methods of patient recruitment used by practice  
  Leaflets only Leaflets and posters Leaflets, posters, and weblinks Leaflets, posters, and integrated mailshot Leaflets, posters, weblinks, and research assistant Leaflets, posters, weblinks, research assistants, and special mailshot Total
Number of practices that recruited patients 2 8 2 1 4 1 18
Number of patients recruited 0 1 1 2 16 7 27
Patient recruitment method as determined by registration code        
Posters   0 0 0 0 0  
Leaflets given by a practice nurse   0 0 0 6 0 6
Leaflets given by a receptionist   - - - - 1 1
Leaflets given by a doctor   0 - 0 0 - 0
Leaflets available in the waiting room   1 1 1 2 0 5
Leaflets given by a research assistant in the waiting room   - - - 2 0 2
Weblink   - 0 - 5 0 5
Integrated mailshot   - - 1 - - 1
Special mailshot   - - - - 6 6
Email to researcher   - - - 1 - 1