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Table 1 Overview of recruitment rates and recruitment ratios per round of GPs

From: Recruiting general practitioners and patients with dementia into a cluster randomised controlled trial: strategies, barriers and facilitators

GP Recruitment round Contaced GPs
(N)
GPs recruited (N)a Drop Out
(N)
Recruitment rate
(%)b
Recruitment ratio
(%)c
First recruitment round 17 8 1 41.2 25.0
Second recruitment round 486 18 3 3.1 53.6
Third recruitment round 116 6 0 5.2 21.4
  1. Note. a includes GPs who signed informed consent. b Recruitment rate was calculated as number of successfully participating GPs (recruited GPs minus drop-outs) divided by the number of GPs contacted for recruitment. c Recruitment ratio was calculated based on the ratio of successfully participating GPs (recruited GPs minus drop-outs) and the final GP sample (N = 28)