Strategies to improve recruitment to randomised controlled trials

Shaun Patrick Treweek, E Mitchell, Marie Pitkethly, Jonathan Alistair Cook, Monica Kjeldstrøm, Marit Johansen, T.K. Taskila, F Sullivan, S Wilson, C Jackson, R Jones, P Lockhart

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Recruiting participants to trials can be extremely difficult. Identifying strategies that improve trial recruitment would benefit both trialists and health research.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberMR000013
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • humans
  • patient education as topic
  • patient selection
  • randomized controlled trials as topic
  • sample size

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Treweek, S. P., Mitchell, E., Pitkethly, M., Cook, J. A., Kjeldstrøm, M., Johansen, M., ... Lockhart, P. (2010). Strategies to improve recruitment to randomised controlled trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10(1), [MR000013].