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Table 2 Randomised controlled trial 1 (RCT1) Quanti-Qualitative Appointment Timing (Q-QAT) timings in minutes: seconds

From: A simple technique to identify key recruitment issues in randomised controlled trials: Q-QAT - quanti-qualitative appointment timing

Patients Recruiters Total time Surgery Minimally invasive procedure RCT
Patient 1 Surgeon X 12:54 00:35 00:48 00:56
Patient 2 Surgeon X 16:22 00:29 00:13 00:40
Patient 3 Surgeon X 18:51 01:13 01:10 00:28
Patient 4 Surgeon X 29:14 00:44 00:59 01:46
Patient 5 Surgeon X 19:59 00:43 01:45 01:06
Patient 6 Surgeon Y 11:28 00:53 00:52 01:42
Patient 7 Surgeon Y 17:43 00:31 01:29 03:08
Patient 8 Surgeon Y 12:46 00:48 01:08 01:35
Patient 9 Surgeon Y 15:33 00:32 01:03 02:09
Patient 10 Surgeon Z 12:15 00:00 05:02 02:32
Patient 11 Surgeon Z 08:58 02:00 02:46 02:10
Patient 12 Surgeon Z 24:16 02:20 05:06 02:39
Patient 13 Surgeon Z 21:09 00:56 02:13 03:03
Mean 17:02 00:54 01:54 01:50
Median 16:22 00:44 01:10 01:46
Range 08:58 to 29:14 00:00 to 02:20 00:13 to 05:06 00:28 to 03:08