Nancy Mulligan, Executive Director, Patient and Physician Services recently contributed to an article in PharmaVOICE, an online publication, on Trial Sites and Patient Diversity.
Barriers to Recruiting Diverse Populations
In this article, Ms. Mulligan discusses how patient participation in trials often comes down to questions around convenience. Sponsors and CROs can and should provide sites with additional support for recruiting and keeping patients on therapy. In her experience, many sponsors don’t use services such as transportation support and clinical trial nurses because they think it’s too cost-prohibitive; but in reality, this helps to take some of the burdens off the site, ensure patient contentment and retention, and reduces overall cost. Finally, she stresses the importance of planning ahead when recruiting diverse patients.
To read the article, click here: https://www.pharmavoice.com/article/2018-10-trial-sites-patient-diversit…
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