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Table 1 Reasons provided by treating clinicians for not providing consent for the registry to contact survivors.

From: Recruitment of representative samples for low incidence cancer populations: Do registries deliver?

Reason for refusal n = 102 %
Survivors did not meet eligibility criteria n = 57 (56%)    
  Not physically/mentally capable 12 12
  Diagnosis not appropriate 11 11
  <1 year life expectancy 9 8.8
  Survivor did not wish to participate 7 6.8
  Not in same state as registry 6 5.8
  Situation not appropriate 6 5.8
  Too ill 2 1.9
  Doesn't speak English 2 1.9
  Survivor unaware of cancer diagnosis 2 1.9
Other reason n = 45 (44%)    
  Not current patient 36 35
  No reason given 7 6.8
  Clinician did not wish to participate 2 1.9