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Table 1 Sample design

From: Complementary and conventional providers in cancer care: experience of communication with patients and steps to improve communication with other providers

  Vanguard study Main study Total
Number contacted Number responded Number contacted Number responded Number contacted Number responded
Oncologists 19 6 130 26 149 32
Oncology nurses 18 7 125 111 143 118
Family physicians 9 6 454 118 463 124
Complementary therapists (includes acupuncturists, massage therapists, reflexologists/zone therapists) 329 70 632 262 961 332
Total 375 89 1332 517 1716 606