RCTs in general practice: consider the influence of patient expectation on your recruitment strategy

Moyez Jiwa, Epi Kanjo, Jocelyn Dixon


Although warts is a common problem presenting in general practice, the researchers' study failed to recruit the requisite numbers. The attrition rate was difficult to interpret, however, patient expectation and the perceived pressure to acquiesce to patient demands in primary care greatly affected the recruitment potential of this trial.

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