Issues of recruitment and maintaining high response rates in a longitudinal study of older hospital patients in England--pathways through care study.


STUDY OBJECTIVES To describe and discuss the methods used to recruit and maintain an unbiased sample of older discharged hospital patients in a study of the process and outcomes of hospital care. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal interview study of consecutive patients admitted to hospital over a 12 month period and followed up for six months. Interviews… (More)


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