Lightening The Load: Reducing Patient Burden In Clinical Trials
The clinical trials industry is under no illusion as to how difficult it is to recruit patients to studies and then to retain them throughout the trial. There are many perceived and real burdens patients bear when engaged in a clinical trial such as lost days from work for site visits, travel costs to get there and strain on patients and their caregivers to devote time and energy to participate.
Increasingly though, trial managers, CROs and sponsors are looking to reduce these burdens by being more patient-centric. By focusing on the patient experience, these burdens can be designed out of the study or, where that is not possible, be mitigated through technology and strategy.
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