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Table 2 Characteristics of those 1040 patients eligible for the trial but who did not provide consent

From: Design and performance of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of joint tele-consultations [ISRCTN54264250]

N = 1040 Number (%)
Site London 797 (77%)
  Shrewsbury 243 (23%)
Specialty Orthopaedics 174 (17%)
  Urology 194 (19%)
  ENT 272 (26%)
  Gastroenterology 226 (22%)
  Endocrinology 60 (6%)
  Rheumatology 57 (5%)
  General Medicine 36 (3%)
  Neurology 21 (2%)
Sex   
  Male 508 (49%)
  Female 532(51%)
Age (years) *   
  Mean (SD) 44 (21)
  1. *age at date of referral letter (missing for 10 patients)