Monday, July 11, 2016
The Pulse on Site Success by Christophe Berthoux
It is no surprise that delays in clinical trial timelines can largely be attributed to issues with patient recruitment and retention. Research has shown that nine out of 10 clinical trials eventually meet their enrollment goals; however, reaching these goals usually increases timelines by double what was originally intended. A 2013 study from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found that most sponsors and CROs rely on a limited number of traditional recruitment methods and have yet to embrace newer, non-traditional strategies, such as social media campaigns.