Delivering Patient Quality

In the realm of clinical trial recruitment, there has been some concern that patients from outside the investigators’ practices are not as qualified or will drop out of a study at a higher rate than those supplied by the sites.

Today’s trial sponsors are casting a critical eye on patient quality; however, quality means different things to different people. Some common industry measures of quality include patients’ study eligibility (a.k.a. the screen fail rate) or their reason for participating (i.e., “professional patients” who enroll in trials primarily for the financial reimbursement, versus those who are “doing the study for the right reasons”).

Acurian On: Delivering Patient Quality