The requirement for prior consent to participate on survey response rates: a population-based survey in Grampian

@article{Angus2003TheRF,
  title={The requirement for prior consent to participate on survey response rates: a population-based survey in Grampian},
  author={Val C Angus and Vikki A Entwistle and Margaret J. Emslie and Kim A. Walker and Jane E Andrew},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
BACKGROUND A survey was carried out in the Grampian region of Scotland with a random sample of 10,000 adults registered with a General Practitioner in Grampian. The study complied with new legislation requiring a two-stage approach to identify and recruit participants, and examined the implications of this for response rates, non-response bias and speed of response. METHODS A two-stage survey was carried out consistent with new confidentiality guidelines. Individuals were contacted by post… CONTINUE READING

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