Differential effectiveness of telephone prompts by medical and nonmedical staff in increasing survey response rates: a randomised trial.

@article{Gupta1997DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effectiveness of telephone prompts by medical and nonmedical staff in increasing survey response rates: a randomised trial.},
  author={Leena K Gupta and Jeanette Elizabeth Ward and Catherine A D'este},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={98-9}
}
We conducted a randomised trial to determine the differential effectiveness of a telephone prompt by a medical researcher compared with a nonmedical research assistant in improving response rates of general practitioners to a survey and to compare personnel costs. A national random sample of Australian general practitioners was allocated randomly to two intervention groups. In advance of a self-administered questionnaire, Group A (n = 184) received a telephone prompt by a medical researcher and… CONTINUE READING