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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating experts

From: EXPLICIT: a feasibility study of remote expert elicitation in health technology assessment

Characteristic Face-to-face elicitation group
(total = 8)
Email elicitation group (total = 7)
Gender (count)
 Female 3 3
 Male 5 4
Age group (count)   
 Under 30 2 1
 31–35 3 1
 36–40 1 3
 41–45 2 1
 46–50 - 1
 Over 50 - -
Previous elicitation experience (count)
 Yes - -
 No 7 6
 Not sure 1 1
Familiarity with statistics (count)
 Fair 4 7
 Good 3 -
 Very good 1 -
Number of years of experience as a doctor (mean, standard deviation) 9 (5) 10 (6)
Number of relevant patients seen per month a (mean, standard deviation) 24 (21) 21 (15)
Time to complete the questionnaire in minutes:seconds (mean, standard deviation)
 Total 10:26 (4:54) 13:30 (2:59)
 Training 05:43 (4:09) 07:01 (2:10)
 Actual questionnaire 04:43 (1:35) 06:29 (1:46)
  1. Note: aRefers to the average number of patients with known or suspected alcohol-related health problems