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Finding investigators and patients for faster trials

Friday, April 15, 2016

In the January issue of The CenterWatch Monthly, I wrote about using insurance claims and electronic health records (EHR) to understand patient availability for clinical trials. Combined, these sources can tell you if enough patients meet the criteria, enabling redesign and better planning.

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Understanding feasibility for faster clinical trials

Friday, January 1, 2016

Do you hate to be late? Most people do, but CenterWatch surveys of investigative sites show the majority have delays. A root cause is increasing eligibility cri­teria (up 58% in the last decade). It is no wonder that sites say recruit­ment is the biggest cause of delay; with more criteria, fewer patients qualify.

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