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Table 2 Average cost per participant

From: Recruiting people facing social disadvantage: the experience of the Free Meds study

Recruitment method Average cost per participant (NZ$)
In person: Total 100.54 ($47,658 to recruit 474 people)
First 17 days 203.29 ($15,450 to recruit 76 people)
Final 2 months 34.82 ($8705 to recruit 250 people)
Phone with research team staffing the phone 77.40 ($18,345 to recruit 237 people)
Phone with call centre answering phone 54.90 ($19,602 to recruit 357 people)