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Table 3 Reasons for exclusion from trial

From: A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection

Reasons (n = 132) Number (% of eligible patients)
Backlog on telephone referral waiting list 69 (25.6%)
Not seen within adequate trial time frame 15 (5.6%)
Readmitted to hospital straightaway 11 (4.1%)
Discharged over Christmas holiday period 10 (3.7%)
Disruptions to care pathway schedule 6 (2.2%)
Unable to contact 5 (1.9%)
Patient does not believe they have COPD 4 (1.5%)
Care home resident 3 (1.1%)
Unknown clinical reason 3 (1.1%)
Going on holiday 2
Discharged elsewhere 2
Leaving area 1
Offered trial previously 1