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Table 5 Treatment preferences of randomised participants at baseline and 24-month follow-up by treatment allocation

From: The impact of surgeon and patient treatment preferences in an orthopaedic trauma surgery trial

  Patient preference at baselinea Randomised allocation (n)
Surgery Not surgery No preference
Patient preference at 24 months   Surgery Not surgery Surgery Not surgery Surgery Not surgery
  (n = 41) (n = 31) (n = 32) (n = 28) (n = 52) (n = 63)
Surgery, n (%) 25 (61%) 5 (16%) 12 (38%) 3 (11%) 27 (52%) 12 (19%)
Not surgery, n (%) 4 (10%) 12 (39%) 8 (25%) 20 (71%) 3 (6%) 22 (35%)
No preference, n (%) 7 (17%) 9 (29%) 5 (16%) 4 (14%) 12 (23%) 17 (27%)
Missing, n (%) 5 (12%) 5 (16%) 7 (22%) 1 (4%) 10 (19%) 12 (19%)
  1. aPatients with missing baseline preferences are excluded from this table (n = 3)