'Bin bag' study: a survey of the research requests received by general practitioners and the primary health care team

Moore, M., Post, K. and Smith, H. (1999) 'Bin bag' study: a survey of the research requests received by general practitioners and the primary health care team. British Journal of General Practice, 49 (448). pp. 905-906. ISSN 1478-5242

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Abstract

General practitioners receive a large and increasing number of unsolicited requests to participate in research. This study describes the volume and nature of research requests received by 18 primary care teams in a three-month period. On average, each practice receives 16 to 24 research requests each year. The most frequent request is to complete a questionnaire (32%). Only one-fifth of studies originate from academic or service general practice. Remuneration for participating in a study was only offered for 15% of studies. Although general practice teams feel swamped by research requests, this sensation may be exaggerated by invitations to participate in non-scientific surveys as well as true research projects. Practice teams would welcome help in distinguishing quality research proposals from the remainder.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Research; primary care/ questionnaires
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Jane Harle
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1988
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