In-home health services improve clinical research patient retention.
Clinical Trials last for months or years. Imagine a 57-year-old cancer patient who participates in the trial and has to drive 40 miles away to the clinic multiple times for months or years. Would the participant feel comfortable doing so? The answer is obvious.
While it’s hard to find patients to participate in studies, it’s even harder to make sure they retain throughout the trial.
The patient dropout is one of the major challenges in the clinical trial as the leaky pipe graphic shows that only 7% of patients complete the trials. High percentages of patients drop out slow down trials, and pharma companies can lose billions of dollars and 5-15 years of a time investment if rival companies win a patent or come to market.
How In-home health Services improve Patient Retention for Clinical Trials
Providing in-home trial experience to the patients by making blood draws or sample collections easy and convenient and eliminating their hassle of regular visits to the clinic will encourage them to complete the entire trial. Other benefits lead to successful study completion such as :
The Stay-at-home Convenience
Finding volunteers for clinical studies can be challenging. Therefore, a CRO conducts and manages clinical trials at multiple sites spanning across diverse geographies. However, In-home healthcare services providers can aid the clinical trial’s exercise by providing an in-home trial experience. The following are ways in which such services can aid the clinical trial and help patient retention:
By partnering with an in-home healthcare company, CRO’s can streamline the entire process for their volunteers. From recruitment, sample collection, and delivery, mobile phlebotomy takes the burden off both the patient and the CRO.
Driving Clinical Trials the Decentralized Way
Partnering with a technology-based in-home healthcare company such as myOnsite can make a big difference in the clinical research industry:
The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way clinical trials can be conducted remotely and deliver services. Clinical studies face the same shifts, with a bigger focus on time efficiency and cost-effectiveness. myOnsite is a leader in mobile healthcare services. With our software developers and proprietary software team, we can adapt and meet the time’s need with a fully managed tech-backed service.
We look forward to sharing our expertise through our CRO partnerships to help innovate and improve healthcare. To discuss how we can support your clinical trial write to us at [email protected] or give us a call at (941) 271-0701.