Clinical trial nurses help increase patient enrollment and retention rates by bringing the clinical trial to the patient. The convenience and care they provide through in-home clinical visits benefit most patients, including pediatric patients, those who are too sick to travel, or those requiring a more flexible schedule. Studies utilizing clinical trial nurses are more accessible, more convenient, and therefore much more patient centric.
clinical trial support
The success of a clinical trial depends on recruiting study participants and maintaining participation for the entire duration of the study. Patient retention can be a very difficult challenge to overcome when the average drop-out rate for a clinical trial is 20-30%. Losing even one patient can be detrimental when patient populations are small. Learn how one nurse went above and beyond to keep a patient enrolled in a UBC supported clinical trial.