Journal article

Recruiting and retaining general practitioners to a primary care asthma-intervention study in Australia

Smita Shah, Jessica K Roydhouse, Brett G Toelle, Craig M Mellis, Christine R Jenkins, Peter Edwards, Susan M Sawyer

Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2014


The need for more evidence-based interventions in primary care is clear. However, it is challenging to recruit general practitioners (GPs) for interventional research. This paper reports on the evaluation of three methods of recruitment that were sequentially used to recruit GPs for a randomised controlled trial of an asthma communication and education intervention in Australia. The recruitment methods (RMs) were: general practices were contacted by project staff from a Department of General Practice, University of Sydney (RM1); general practices were contacted by staff from an independent research organisation (RM2); and general practices were contacted by a medical peer (chief investigator..

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