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Table 1 Reported use and perceived yield (low, moderate, or high) of potentially eligible patients

From: The use of electronic health records for recruitment in clinical trials: a mixed methods analysis of the Harmony Outcomes Electronic Health Record Ancillary Study

Method Perceived yield (%), N = 446
Do not use this method Low Moderate High
Contacting past clinical trial participants 7.6 12.3 34.1 46.0
Reviewing upcoming clinic visit schedules 10.1 14.3 36.8 38.8
Asking healthcare providers to help identify patients who fit the trial criteria 16.1 32.5 35.7 15.7
EHR searches 26.9 13.0 26.5 33.6
Paper medical record reviews 28.7 16.4 27.6 27.4
Posting flyers in clinics or at local pharmacies 52.2 32.1 13.7 2.0
Advertising campaigns online, on local radio stations, or in local newspapers 57.4 21.1 15.9 5.6
Accessing a community database for people who are interested in research 58.7 19.7 13.2 8.3
Sending mass mailings (electronic or postal) informing patients about the trial 61.2 22.9 12.3 3.6
  1. EHR, electronic health record