Screening clinical trial patients for eligibility

Screening clinical trial patients for eligibility

While individual clinical research trials are unique in pursuit of better ways to treat, diagnose, prevent or screen for disease, they all share a common challenge—pre-screening and screening potential trial participants for enrollment. Most often a manual process, screening participants for eligibility in a trial has typically included answering a set of questions via a web-based survey tool, the phone or even in person.

The very nature of clinical trials and the screening information that needs to be collected, including health-related and medical history questions, means that pre-screening criteria can be complicated—something that web-based surveys and telephone interviews can’t necessarily accommodate—and in-person pre-screening makes very costly.



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