Category: Patient Recruitment

Researchers pleased after clinical trial recruitment and retention success

You’ve gone through the recruitment process with a patient for your clinical trial — now you’re waiting for them at the clinic for screening. The appointment time comes and goes. You wait ten minutes, then twenty. The promising candidate has become a no-show, and you’re left with one less participant for your study. After all read more

Researcher planning Recruitment Methods for Research Studies

How can you choose the recruitment method that is right for your budget, your goals and your context? Successful recruitment for research studies is a balancing act between the efficiency, difficulty, reliability, required time, cost and more of available recruitment methods. The tradeoffs become especially complicated when you have the option of both utilizing traditional read more

Researcher and patient talking

With all the required steps in clinical trial recruitment, follow up and tracking, it becomes easy to treat patients as a cog in the machine rather than research participants who expect — and deserve — a relationship with researchers. Because many get lost in the mechanics of recruitment, few clinical trials fully develop the volunteer-researcher read more

Researcher meets patient

As you know, clinical trials drive medical research forward. But as experts in finding effective solutions to the clinical trial industry, we know it can take a lot of work to get qualified patients recruited for the study. From HIV treatment to peanut allergy therapy, much of the movement behind medical advancement is due to read more

researcher studies data

This article is the second part of a two-part series on forecasting potential recruitment. To read part I, click here.   In the first part of our series on data-driven recruitment, we looked at reasons clinical trial enrollments can be difficult and the potential ways you can overcome these difficulties. In the second part of read more

researchers-analyzing-data

Underperforming patient recruitment has been a long-time problem for clinical trials. Ninety percent of worldwide clinical trials are delayed due to under-performing patient recruitment. Study timelines are typically extended to nearly double their original duration to meet desired enrollment levels for all therapeutic areas. In addition to delayed timelines, 37% of sites do not meet read more

four volunteers of different ethnicities genders and ages

As researchers, you’re aware that your study should conduct research on a diverse group from the population that it’s supposed to help. And this is mainly because there can be differences in results among people of different ages, races, ethnic groups, and genders. As an example, some African Americans need smaller doses of the preventive read more

Woman checking social media on her smartphone

Consumers are exposed to over 10,000 brand messages a day. Whether you’re online or offline, you’re likely to be exposed to some sort of advertisement, mostly through eye-catching images and slogans. To top it off, being bombarded constantly with advertising has made us less attentive than goldfish. Which means recruiting patients to participate in studies read more

  When it comes to social media, choosing a platform on which to advertise can be daunting, as we’ve discussed in our previous article. However, when it comes to recruiting volunteers for a study, there are some social media platforms that make more sense than others. And that is because of two main elements: the read more

When it comes to recruitment, social media can seem daunting—with so many platforms and factors to consider, it can get overwhelming fast. However, medical and pharmaceutical industries have been relying on social media for clinical trial recruiting for years. And with the expanding ubiquity of social media all over the world, and increasing competition for read more