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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Inadequate description of educational interventions in ongoing randomized controlled trials

Items N = 150 n (%)
Type of patients 1  
 Healthy 42 (28.0)
 Sick 110 (73.3)
Country/Continent  
 United States 70 (46.7)
 Europe 38 (25.4)
 United Kingdom 10 (26.3)
 France 1 (2.6)
 Australia 21 (14.0)
 Canada 13 (8.7)
 Asia 4 (2.7)
 Africa 3 (2.0)
 South America 1 (0.7)
Number of centres  
 Monocentric 96 (64.0)
 Multicentric (reporting number) 35 (23.3)
 Unclear multicentric 13 (8.7)
 Not reported 6 (4.0)
Type of centre 1  
 Tertiary care/academic/university hospital 77 (51.3)
 General medical hospital 29 (19.3)
 Physician/pharmacist/primary care setting 3 (2.0)
 Unclear 3 (2.0)
 Not reported Other 6 (4.0)47 (31.3)
Mode of recruitment 1  
 Academic/university hospital 17 (11.3)
 “Direct” recruitment from a general population 14 (9.3)
 General medical hospital Other 13 (8.7)17 (11.3)
 Physicians/pharmacist/primary care setting 8 (5.3)
 Unclear 4 (2.7)
 Not reported 86 (57.3)
  1. 1Multiple answers were possible, so the total does not equal 100%.