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Table 4 Pilot study - site actual accrual versus feasibility forecasts and research contract estimates

From: Accrual to a randomised trial of adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy for treatment of melanoma brain metastases is feasible

Site Code State/country How was the patient estimate was calculated Number of patients estimated in the feasibility forecast Number of patients estimated in the research contract Was number of patients in research contract less than what was estimated in the Feasibility Forecast? Actual patients accrued to study Was accrual at the site within 50% of what was specified in the research contract?
1# NOR NA 10-15 5 Yes 15 Yes
2* NSW Records 5 5 No 20 Yes
3^ NSW Memory 12 4 Yes 2 No
4* NSW Memory 5-6 6 No 0 No
5* NSW Memory 5-6 2 Yes 0 No
6^ NSW Records 6 2 Yes 1 No
7* NSW Records 3 2 Yes 0 No
8* NSW Memory 8 4 Yes 1 No
9* NSW Memory 4 NS NA 0 No
10* VIC Memory 20 10 Yes 2 No
11* VIC Records 10 5 Yes 1 No
12* QLD Records 2-3 2 Yes 3 Yes
13* QLD Memory 10 10 No 8 Yes
14* QLD Records 2-3 2 Yes 0 No
15* QLD Records 2 2 No 0 No
16* SA N/A NA 2 NA 1 No
17* WA N/A NA NS No 0 No
18^ VIC N/A 10 NA NA NA NA
19# Europe N/A 10 NA NA NA NA
Total    124-133 63 10 54 4/17 Yes
  1. #Department of Medical Oncology.
  2. *Department of Radiation Oncology.
  3. ^Department of Neurosurgery.
  4. NOR – Norway; NSW – New South Wales; AU – Australia; VIC – Victoria; QLD – Queensland; SA – South Australia; WA – Western Australia; NA – not applicable; NS - Not specified.