Table 2

Baseline characteristics by group of allocation

Advisory board and consultanciesHonoraria and travelResearch fundingNone
Gout review
N90999391
Type
  Consultant37% (33)37% (37)37% (34)33% (30)
 General practice
38% (34)33% (33)36% (33)32% (29)
  Junior doctor26% (23)29% (29)28% (26)35% (32)
Male49% (44)46% (46)45% (42)44% (40)
Mean age (range)45.5 (24–72)44.9 (25–75)42.8 (24–67)42.9 (24–76)
Mean years’ qualified (range)20.5 (0–47)19.7 (0–47)18.3 (0–43)17.7 (0–45)
Gout review
N931009687
Type
 Consultant33% (31)31% (31)36% (35)38% (33)
 General practice37% (34)36% (36)36% (35)33% (29)

  Junior doctor
30% (28)33% (33)27% (26)29% (25)
Male45% (42)48% (48)43% (41)48% (42)
Mean age (range)42.9 (24–76)43.5 (23–79)44.7 (25–75)42.8 (24–67)
Mean years’ qualified (range)19.4 (0–44)18.3 (0–54)19.5 (0–47)18.6 (0–39)