When planning a trial's recruitment activities, it would be helpful for study teams to consider important questions like the following:
- Who (individuals or groups) will be the targets of the embedded intervention?
- What recruitment methods will be needed in the context of the trial’s randomization scheme, inclusion criteria, enrollment goals, and clinical workflow?
- What recruitment materials and procedures will be developed?
- How will eligible participants be contacted and enrolled, whether individual participants or clusters of clinics or clinicians?
- How will the partner health system’s EHR be used for study recruitment, enrollment, intervention delivery, and/or outcome assessment?
- What barriers to recruitment are anticipated, and how will these challenges be addressed?
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