Rock enrollment: Get a boost from health data

November 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;Nov2009, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p123
This article discusses the use of health care data for the purpose of selecting sites and recruiting subjects for clinical trials (CT). It highlights the failure of CT administrators to select sites and recruit subjects effectively. It suggests to use health care data from diagnoses, prescriptions and procedure data. The article also notes the observation of Malcolm Bohm, president of Trialytics, that the approach could save time and money.


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