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Table 1 Response rates

From: The "Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)" longitudinal survey - Protocol and baseline data for a prospective cohort study of Australian doctors' workforce participation

   Doctor type1
  All doctors GP Specialist Hospital non-specialist Specialist in training
a) Total 54,750 22,137 19,579 8,820 4,214
b) Useable responses (with at least one question answered) 10,498 3,873 4,310 1,451 864
c) Refusal (i.e. H/C returned blank, declined) 349 145 124 54 26
d) No contact (return to sender) 1,244 161 307 547 229
e) No responses 42,132 17,762 14,555 6,732 3,083
f) Not eligible (i.e. retired, no longer in clinical practice) 527 196 283 36 12
Response rate (b/(a-f)) 19.36% 17.65% 22.34% 16.52% 20.56%
Contact rate ((b+c+e))/(a-f)) 97.71% 99.27% 98.41% 93.77% 94.55%
Online responses 30.41% 25.38% 27.60% 47.62% 38.08%
  1. Note 1: Doctor type as defined in the AMPCo database.