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Table 1 Patient recruitment procedures

From: Evaluating a computer aid for assessing stomach symptoms (ECASS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Step Frequency Person responsible
Patient consults with relevant symptom
Search of computer records to generate list of patients with qualifying symptoms Weekly Practice admin staff
List reviewed for eligibility and exclusions Weekly Practice research nurse
Invitations sent Weekly Practice admin staff
Response from patient received by researcher   Researcher
Consent information to practice Weekly Researcher
Date of index consultation identified for each consenting patient sent to researcher Weekly Practice research nurse
Age group, gender, and use of eRAT (Y/N) identified for each consenting patient in the intervention practices sent to researcher Weekly Practice research nurse
Reminders sent Weekly Practice admin staff