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Recruiting general practitioners for surveys: reflections on the difficulties and some lessons learned

Parkinson, Anne; Jorm, Louisa; Douglas, Kirsty; Gee, Alison; Sargent, Ginny; Lujic , Sanja; McRae, Ian


Surveys of GPs are essential to facilitate future planning and delivery of health services. However, recruitment of GPs into research has been disappointing with response rates declining over recent years. This study identified factors that facilitated or hampered GP recruitment in a recent survey of Australian GPs where a range of strategies were used to improve recruitment following poor initial responses. GP response rates for different stages of the survey were examined and compared with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health
DOI: 10.1071/PY13129


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