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When response rates do matter

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:675
  1. Mark Ashworth (, 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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