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Trialfacts has successfully applied its online patient recruitment expertise to oncological studies. While Trialfacts does utilize its 25,000 plus patient database in all trials, online advertising is particularly relevant to oncological studies. More and more Australians are searching for health information online, and this is particularly true for more serious health conditions. In addition to read more

Trialfacts deployed its flexible communication platform to contact over 4,300 patients twice a week for six months, and provide personalized appointment reminders. This allowed investigator sites that lacked the resources to undertake such an onerous task to comply with the protocol and focus their staffing resources on patient visits. Trialfacts takes the hassle out of read more

Trialfacts demonstrated the scale and efficiency of its recruitment ability by providing patient recruitment and prescreening services to recruit over 3,300 participants for a large multi-site flu study. We ran a successful recruitment campaign that resulted in over 4,000 prescreened referrals for the ACRO in approximately three and a half months. The recruitment campaign allowed read more

There are some common misconceptions surrounding how many and what types of people search for online health information, particularly around the ages of patients likely to turn to the internet for health information, so let’s take a look at the statistics. 83% of adult internet users search online for health information. read more

The quick answer is a good patient screening questionnaire (view an example) is simple and easy to understand for the patient to understand. Many patient screening questionnaires can be vague and make it difficult for the subjects to relate to the questions asked. This in turn alienates subjects who can lose focus in providing clear and read more

Often with clinical trials, you have a budget and that’s it! You have to make the most of it. Sometimes it is possible to realise a meaningful result however in many occasions you may have found yourself looking for alternatives that are inexpensive or free because the budget does not stretch far enough. In most read more

I recently spoke with Janelle Bowden from the Clinical Trials Honour Roll, which is an initiative to recognise people who support clinical trials – whether they be researchers, patients or somebody else. You can nominate patients or staff members and you, the nominee, will be sent a certificate of recognition to present to them. I read more

A common problem in clinical trials is during the feasibility process to overestimate the ability to recruit patients. This is largely due to inadequate planning of and ineffective patient recruitment strategies. As noted with my earlier article, clinical trial overruns are common, expensive and frustrating but can easily be kept on track, within budget by read more

This is part two of the article How to write a more effective clinical trial newspaper advertisement. In the first part of the article we took a look at Benefits and Headlines. As mentioned in part 1 of the series, it is beyond the scope of this article to detail everything important in creating an read more

Writing a newspaper advertisement often falls to study coordinators, project managers or other Investigator site staff, who may or may not be comfortable writing newspaper advertisements, but often have little or no training in marketing and advertising. As a result, there are a number of areas where improvements can be made. While the information on read more