Table 3

Summary of responses to justification of no patient and public involvement

ReasonFrequency (n)% of total
Sufficient expertise24428.7
Sponsor responsibility14517.1
Inappropriate – experimental nature of trial11012.9
Unanswered10512.4
Inappropriate – complexity of trial839.8
Commercial trial829.6
Inappropriate – unprescribed drug202.4
Confidentiality151.8
Prescribed research design121.4
Other343.9
TOTALS 850 100