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Table 3 Further implications for practice

From: Practices, patients and (im)perfect data - feasibility of a randomised controlled clinical drug trial in German general practices

Implications for practice
• Support recruitment: through close contact to GPs, reminders, adequate reimbursement
• Keep trial procedures as simple and flexible as possible: checklists and workflow instructions should be adapted to local practice habits
• Consider key roles: involve practice nurse in incentives and training to optimise workflow
• Remember that time constraints are a major reason for insufficient recruitment: make this a subject of discussion with the GPs and try to find solutions
• Remember that the academic research team have an essential role in detailing study requirements to the practice team, as well as practice habits to external monitoring organisations
• Keep patient information as simple as possible
• Consider risk-adapted monitoring
• Prepare measures to optimise source data documentation (source data sheets)