patient recruitment

What Stops Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials

Last week I was invited to speak at Bayer’s Headquarters during their Annual Patient Engagement Meetup. This year I was attending a lot of other similar events thanks to our collaboration with different companies like Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Novartis, etc. And the last one really reminded me of: What Stops Patient Engagement in Clinical Research? …

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Patients and Clinical Trials: TRUST is what we need the most

The past few months were a challenge for everyone. Yet, the fear that patients felt due to the COVID-19 treat is indescribable. The high-risk patients were faced with multiple dilemmas like: Should I go and see my doctor for a regular check-up? How am I supposed to get my medicines prescribed? My parents are both …

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Why High-Risk Patients Are Still Willing to Visit a Site Weekly?

At the beginning of this global lockdown, my colleagues and I had some assumptions, concerns and predictions about the impact of Covid-19 on clinical trials and more specifically – patient enrollment.  We anticipated a lot of worried patients who, themselves belonging to various risk groups, would be anxious to make hospital visits a regular part …

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How to measure patient enrollment (on budget and on time)

There are many questions when planning a clinical trial. But one of those questions is the main one: How many patients can we enroll? And the answer is everything but straightforward or easy to provide. Yet, answering this one question could mean the world to a biotech startup that just raised its funding and gives …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Direct-to-Patient recruitment

Patient recruitment in clinical research accounts for 32% of trial budgets – the largest single driver of clinical costs. Despite the heavy spending, it remains a huge challenge for the industry and the future of therapeutic innovation causing 50% of delays in clinical trials. Even so, many sponsors still rely on the traditional methods and …

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How to refer patients to trials conducted virtually

In recent decades, patients’ interest in participating in traditional on-site clinical trials has diminished and their dissatisfaction has decreased. There are different reasons  – remoteness of clinics and specialists, cumbersome process, financial burden, etc. Although the industry has been discussing a switch to a more remote or virtual way of conducting research studies, this new …

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List of Digital Patient Recruitment Providers

Patient recruitment is one of the pitfalls of clinical research – with many trials failing to enrol enough participants, the right patient recruitment strategy can make or break your study. Digital patient recruitment can not only solve this issue but also accelerate your clinical trial to help make up for lost time during this crisis …

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