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Link2Trials Q&A_1

Simon Klaasen
661 (updated: 09-03-2023 16:02)
02-02-2023 19:46

In this Q&A series we answer questions we have received from our customer base.

#1: When you integrate online patient recruitment, don't you create a bias in your clinical trial?

Yes, there is a potential for bias in clinical trials that use online patient recruitment methods. The patient population reached through online channels may not be representative of the overall patient population for a given condition, and those who choose to participate in a clinical trial through online channels may have different characteristics compared to those who are recruited through other methods. That being said, by not including patients recruited through online channels, a clinical trial may miss a specific population that would not have had access to the trial otherwise. The use of online patient recruitment methods can broaden the reach of a clinical trial and increase diversity among trial participants, which can improve the generalizability of the results.

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