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Table 6 Sampling and recruitment procedures with response rates per country

From: Process quality indicators in family medicine: results of an international comparison

Country Sampling procedurea Recruitment methods FPs invited FPs participated Response rate
Europe
Austria B E-mail, personal contact 3050 173 6%
Belgium B Letter, telephone, e-mail 5000 382 8%
Bulgaria B Telephone, face-to-face 350 209 60%
Cyprus A Letter, telephone 90 67 74%
Czech Republic B Letter, telephone, personal contact 520 205 39%
Denmark B E-mail 2000 199 10%
England C Letter, e-mail 1508 160 11%
Estonia A Letter, telephone, e-mail 802 121 15%
Finland D Letter, e-mail, telephone, personal contact 1000 270 27%
Germany B Letter 3825 223 6%
Greece D Telephone, letter 300 206 69%
Hungary B E-mail and personal contact 400 209 52%
Iceland A Letter and personal contact 95 75 79%
Ireland D Letter, e-mail, personal contact, advertisement 2515 158 6%
Italy E Telephone Not known 204 Not known
Latvia B Telephone, e-mail 545 205 38%
Lithuania B Personal contact, telephone 508 211 42%
Luxembourg A Telephone 120 73 61%
Macedonia B Letter, e-mail 240 134 56%
Malta B Telephone 78 65 83%
Netherlands B Letter, e-mail, telephone 1400 224 16%
Norway E Letters, telephone, conferences 500 185 37%
Poland C Letter, telephone, e-mail 665 206 31%
Portugal B Letter, e-mail, telephone 800 203 25%
Romania B Letter, telephone, e-mail, personal contact 399 206 52%
Spain C E-mail, telephone 500 402 80%
Slovakia B Letter, telephone, personal contact 1000 206 21%
Slovenia B Letter, telephone, e-mail 1173 194 17%
Sweden B Letter 1000 91 9%
Switzerland B Letter, telephone 2027 186 9%
Turkey C Letter and personal contact 1300 281 22%
Non-European
Australia D Letter 3201 142 4%
Canada B Letter, e-mail, telephone 23,671 502 2%
New Zealand B Letter 1371 157 11%
  1. Notes: aSampling procedures codes: A) almost entire FP population; B) random national sample (stratified or not); C) random sample in pre-selected regions; D) mixed procedure (random procedure plus selected FPs); E) opportunity sampling and volunteers