Letters

When response rates do matter

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7287.675/a (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:675
  1. Mark Ashworth (mark.ashworth@gp-G85053.nhs.uk), research fellow
  1. Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' Department of General Practice, Kings College, London SE11 6SP

    EDITOR—I read Minerva's contribution about the importance of achieving a 55% response rate in general practitioner surveys.1 There is evidence to suggest that much higher response rates are necessary and that the traditional requirement of a 70% response rate is inadequate. In our survey of …

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