Category: Patient Recruitment

Participant recruitment for a clinical trial is often the most challenging part of completing a study. Adding to this difficulty is the stigma associated with certain health conditions that can leave potential participants hesitant to engage in research.  Stigma related to health and disease is pervasive and acts as a deterrent not only for clinical read more

Over the last five years, there have been shifts within the clinical trial and advertising industries that have changed the face of recruitment, including an increase in the data available and an improved ability to identify and target the most qualified potential participants for clinical trials. Learning about these changes and being aware of them read more

Consider that when using traditional recruiting methods like newspaper advertising, mass mail-outs, and reliance on internal databases, 37% of study sites fail to meet their enrollment targets and 11% don’t enroll a single participant. This causes significant delays and results in most studies nearly doubling their timeline to recruit enough qualified participants. An inability to read more

Participant recruitment is notoriously the most difficult part of a clinical trial. Between identifying potential participants, screening, and enrollment most studies spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find the right people to participate. Nick Karrasch, Trialfacts’ CEO, likes to describe what typical recruitment looks like without the Due Diligence process. Sites may try read more

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

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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