Recently, the decentralized clinical trials have become an important topic of development and discussion, which is enabled further by the progression of available technologies.
Here are some advantages of decentralizing clinical trials.
Decentralized Clinical Trials – Less Disruption of Daily Life
While participation offers patients new hope and access to a promising new therapy, it takes a lot from their personal lives. To complete all hospital visits, patients must skip work for hours (even days) multiple times during the study’s duration; leave childcare and home, or even depend on a family member who needs to drive them or accompany them.
Less Burden for Travel
CISCRP conducted research with 12,450 respondents and stated that travel time to clinics was a big burden impacting participation, especially among young people. The research suggested that the distance to the clinical site was the biggest hurdle for trial participation for 3/5th of patients.
With decentralization, respondents can participate conveniently. Patients from different countries can access treatments irrespective of where they live and not be troubled with the costs of taking part in a study, for example, parking/travel costs.
Better Patient Experience
Decentralized clinical trials provide a more patient-centric approach by letting patients focus on work-related responsibilities, spend more time with their families, participate in clinical trials from their homes, and not dedicate their day-to-day lives to the thought of being sick while being stuck in hospitals.
In addition, this model help patients who don’t reside near the place where the clinical trial would take place. In addition, it helps people with mobility issues.
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