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“Survey fatigue” is blamed for German GPs’ failure to take part in study

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3366 (Published 19 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3366
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    Lack of time and “survey fatigue” are partly to blame for a failure of GPs and other primary care doctors to take part in a study of leg ulcer care in Germany, say the study researchers, who achieved a recruitment rate of only 2% of practices contacted.

    The researchers have now published the reasons why so many doctors did not want their patients to take part in the randomised controlled trial of an interdisciplinary intervention to enhance leg ulcer patients’ self care (BMC …

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