Telephone follow-up was more expensive but more efficient than postal in a national stroke registry.

@article{Lannin2013TelephoneFW,
  title={Telephone follow-up was more expensive but more efficient than postal in a national stroke registry.},
  author={Natasha A Lannin and Craig Anderson and Joyce Lim and Kate Paice and Chris Price and Steven Faux and Christopher Royce Levi and Geoffrey Donnan and Dominique A Cadilhac},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={896-902}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficiency and differential costs of telephone- vs. mail-based assessments of outcome in patients registered in a national clinical quality of care registry, the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING The participants admitted to hospital with stroke or transient ischemic attack were randomly assigned to complete a health questionnaire by mail or telephone interview at 3-6 months postevent. Response rate, researcher burden, and costs of… CONTINUE READING