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Impact of an electronic, computer-delivered questionnaire, with or without postal reminders, on survey response rate in primary care
  1. Caroline Burgess,
  2. Jennifer Nicholas,
  3. Martin Gulliford
  1. Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Caroline Burgess, Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, Kings College London, Capital House, Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK; caroline.burgess{at}

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Achieving a high response rate and avoiding non-response bias are important goals in every survey but response rates may sometimes be suboptimal. Internet-based survey methods are an increasingly attractive option for data collection1 but concerns remain that response rates may be lower than for paper-based surveys.2 We report on the utilisation of an electronic questionnaire in a survey of …

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Guy's & St Thomas' Charity, Grant Number G100702.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.