Clinical trials from the patient perspective: survey in an online patient community

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Research article
Clinical trials from the patient perspective: survey in an online patient community
Developing new medicines relies on the successful conduct of clinical trials. As trial protocols become more arduous, it becomes harder to recruit and retain patient volunteers, although recent efforts such as OMERACT and I-SPY2 show that partnering with patients can be beneficial. We sought to describe drivers and barriers to trial participation, as well as condition-specific trial preferences.
Pronabesh DasMahapatra, Priya Raja, Jeremy Gilbert and Paul Wicks
BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:166
Published on: 27 February 2017