Table 1

Data collection across six process evaluation sites*

Interview
Patient
Interview
Hospital staff
Interview community pharmacistsFocused and general observationsSurvey hospital staffSurvey community pharmacistsSurvey community Heart failure nurses
20 in total30 in total10 in total2.5 hours180 max.
Sampling frame is all hospital staff involved in delivery of the intervention
300 max.
Sampling frame is all community pharmacists that have delivered the intervention
30 max.
Sampling frame is all community heart failure nurses associated with each site
3 months postpatient registration into trial2 weeks postdischarge last patient2 months postdischarge last patient6 months postimplementation2 weeks postdischarge last patient2 months postdischarge last patient2 months postdischarge last patient
  • *Within each site, data collection will be sequential. Across the six sites, data collection will be non-sequential as it will depend on recruitment rates at each site.